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Modifiable Risk Factors Account for Many Gout Cases

Key clinical point: BMI, alcohol, diet, and diuretic use account for a substantial proportion of hyperuricemia.

Major finding: BMI accounts for 44% of cases of hyperuricemia in the United States.

Study details: Analysis of data from 14,624 adults in the NHANES III study.

Disclosures: The study and one author were supported by the National Institutes of Health. Two authors were also supported by awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. No conflicts of interest were declared.


Choi H et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/art.41067.