Navigation Links
Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk

Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

TUESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity, high blood pressure and alcohol consumption are among the major risk factors for gout in women, a new study finds.

Gout, a common and painful inflammatory arthritis, is caused by elevated uric acids levels in the blood.

U.S. researchers analyzed data from 2,476 women and 1,951 men who took part in the Framingham Heart Study. The participants were in their mid-40s and free of gout at the start of the study.

After a median follow-up of 28 years, there were 104 gout cases in women and 200 in men. The gout incidence per 1,000 person-years was 1.4 in women and 4.0 in men, the researchers noted. Women with serum uric acid levels over 5 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) had a significantly lower risk of developing gout than men with uric acid levels over 5 mg/dL.

Risk factors independently associated with higher risk of gout in women were: increasing age, obesity, alcohol consumption, diuretic use and hypertension, according to the report published in the April issue of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

"Our study found that higher levels of uric acid in the blood increase the gout risk for women in a graded manner," study team leader Dr. Hyon Choi, of Boston University School of Medicine, said in a news release.

Women with serum uric acid levels greater than 8 mg/dL had a 46-fold increased risk of gout compared to those with levels less than 5 mg/dL. However, the magnitude of the association between uric acid levels and gout among women was significantly lower than for men, the researchers noted.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about gout.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Arthritis & Rheumatism, news release, March 30, 2010

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity, hypertension, alcohol and diuretic use -- gout risk factors for women
2. Obesity, Drinking a Double Threat to the Liver
3. Gut Bacteria May Spur Obesity, Research Suggests
4. Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women
5. UT researcher receives $2.4 million to research obesity, high-risk pregnancy
6. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
7. In Support of the Lets Move Campaign to Fight Childhood Obesity, Verizon Thinkfinity Providing Free Educational Resources on Nutrition and Exercise
8. Retired Military Brass Support First Ladys Call to Reduce Child Obesity, Improve Nutrition
9. Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down
10. MyCareTeam™ Significantly Extends Diabetes Offering to Include Management of Hypertension, Obesity, and Congestive Heart Failure
11. Linwood Group Reveal Whether There is a Link Between Alcohol and Depression
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... To incentivize would-be customers, eMarketing Concepts began a $1 promotion – effectively offering all ... a resounding success, and within weeks the company was flooded with phone calls from ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... , ... The Bill Howe Family of Companies is an award winning HVAC ... remediation services. Family-owned and operated for 35 years, they have maintained value, ethics and ... two years in a row from the Union Tribune Reader’s Poll, a Healthiest Company ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Heroes in Recovery (HIR) is proud to ... Network’s Moments of Change conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rob Waggener, CEO ... Dauphinais who exemplify the ideals of the Heroes in Recovery movement. , Noah ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... , ... October 12, 2015 , ... Kevin Costello, winner of the “Check-In and Win ... embarks today for his dream vacation to Hawaii. , “I didn’t believe I could win ... says. “This contest encouraged me to get to the gym and invest in my own ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... ... 12, 2015 , ... The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis ... education and clinical training in a health care discipline. , Many practitioners ... as: losing weight, managing pain, or stopping smoking, etc. Frequently, extravagant statements and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST), ... Therapy Catapult to advance development of large scale ... immunotherapy. Under the agreement, the Cell Therapy Catapult ... to support advanced clinical trials and eventual commercialization ... --> The Cell Therapy Catapult is a ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... WASHINGTON , Oct. 12, 2015  Former White House ... Press Secretary for the House Narcotics Committee, Robert Weiner ... "Rewriting Drug Policy." The two emphasize that this is now ... Clinton to Jeb Bush , Carly Fiorina ... Sordello cite the newest federal statistics, which they call "a ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ), the leading ... processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies ... Ophthalmic, and the Dental sectors of healthcare, announced today ... 2015, its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2015, ... Senior Secured Credit Facility. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: