Men and Women May Have Different Factors That Lead to Gout

Date Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014

Rheumatology News (6/25, Sullivan) reports that research presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology indicated that “women have different predisposing risk factors for gout than do men, who more often fit the stereotypical profile of patients with gout who consume foods that increase the risk of the disease.” The research, “based on data collected from participants in the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) gout registry,” indicated that “women with gout were more likely to have taken predisposing medications and to have more gout-associated comorbidities, whereas men were more likely to consume foods linked to the disorder, such as alcohol and red meat, according to Dr. Leslie Harrold, scientific director of the CORRONA gout registry.”