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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