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12/11/12 5:03 P

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Interesting.

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11/26/12 11:28 A

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Just another thing pointing to multiple reasons for gout. I think of gout like cancer, in that there isn't just one cause.

It has now been over 8 months with no attacks. I think mine was mostly diuretics, and cheating on my low carb diet. Some people have issues with cheese, or meats. I think a lot have issues with sugar, hence the fact that a lot of gout sufferers are diabetic.

Now lead. Basically gout seems to be caused by being unhealthy, or ingesting something unhealthy. How many people had gout because of lead pipes?

There needs to be a lot more research on gout.

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11/18/12 6:35 A

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I channel my Inner Woubbie a lot, consciously or otherwise. Without thinking about it, most if not all my food choices are made with at least some consideration of its likelihood to be a gout trigger for me. If that's not you, what is?

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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11/14/12 9:22 A

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First,

emoticon at channelling your "inner Woubbie"!

Second, wow! Really interesting:

"The researchers found that those participants with the highest blood lead levels...had a risk for gout that was 6.05-fold greater than those with lowest levels."

"...those persons with gout did not have higher levels of purines in their diet than those without gout."

It would sound like anyone diagnosed with gout should probably have their blood lead levels checked.

This statistic* has always bugged me: "Metabolic syndrome, a combination of abdominal obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance and abnormal lipid levels, occurs in nearly 75% of cases." But that leaves 25% of gout cases not associated with what are typically lifestyle factors.

Thanks, Boss, good info to know. If lead levels are high then gout is probably the LEAST of your worries - and your doctor might not think to test for lead otherwise!

*Based on info from Schlesinger, N (March 2010). "Diagnosing and treating gout: a review to aid primary care physicians". Postgrad Med 122 (2): 157–61.



Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 11/14/2012 (09:40)
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11/13/12 3:56 P

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Channeling my inner Woubbie...

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