Atkins diet ‘could increase gout risk’

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ March 11, 2004

Meat-rich diets such as Atkins could increase the risk of developing gout, according to a 12-year study of over 47,000 men in the New England Journal of Medicine.

bq. Dubbed the “disease of kings” because of its link to rich food and alcohol, it affects around a quarter of a million people in the UK. Gout usually affects the big toe and is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men

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