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Archive for the 'Gout' Category

Eating cherries to lower the risk of gout attacks

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Prior studies suggest that cherry products have urate-lowering effects and anti-inflammatory properties, with the potential to reduce gout pain.

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, in Massachusetts studied the relationship between cherry intake and the risk of recurrent gout attacks among people with gout. (more…)

Enriched skim milk powder to prevent gout flares

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Laboratory studies have identified two dairy fractions, glycomacropeptide (GMP) and G600 milk fat extract (G600), with anti-inflammatory effects in models of acute gout.

Researchers at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, tested the concept in humans. (more…)

Fructose-rich beverages and the risk of gout

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine examined the relationship and reported a “modest” increase in risk. (more…)

Drinking water lowers the risk of gout attacks

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

gout-footThat’s the finding by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine reported during the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting. (more…)

Key points about commonly used herbals

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Dr. Darrell Hulisz from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio has written a continuing education article on herbals.

Here are the author’s take-away points, with additional references added. (more…)

Might vitamin C prevent gout?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

 Several studies show that higher vitamin C intake reduces uric acid blood levels.

Researchers from British Columbia and Boston studied the link between vitamin C and the risk of actually getting gout. (more…)

Coffee and the risk of gout

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Contrary to popular thinking, drinking more coffee appears to lower the risk. (more…)

Warning: Avoid Beijing Jiannan Zhongyi Hospital Zhongyao Pei Fang Ke Li

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

With so many people traveling to China, it’s worthwhile to report drug warnings by the Hong Kong Department of Health. Earlier this week (see “News Bulletin” and click the August 3rd report), the public was advised not to buy or take a Chinese herbal preparation called as Beijing Jiannan Zhongyi Hospital Zhongyao Pei Fang Ke Li.