Drop cases, this form of very painful arthritis, have doubled in a decade, worry about Australian researchers.
The drop of back?
Formerly it was called the disease of Kings. Centuries later, gout, a disease believedto be buried, made a comeback. It would still affect the "good living" and be linked to our current way of life: a diet too rich, excessive alcohol intake and too high inactivity. Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs in response to abnormally high levels ofuric acid in the blood. This hyperuricemia translates the development of particular uric acid crystals in the joints, as the big toe. The big toe was swollen, red and very painful, to the point that it barely touch.
Australian researchers conducted a comparative study on the evolution of the disease in New Zealand from England over a period of 10 years, from 1999 to 2009.
They have observed an increase in admissions to emergency cases of gout, as shown in their study published in the journal Rheumatology. In England for example, dropped 1 875 to 3 496, an increase of more than 7% per year. It is more than in New Zealand, where the increase is 5.5% per year.
Anthony James, Professor of neuro-Rheumatology at Manchester University is not surprised by these figures. He explains to the Independent: "cases of gout increasedmainly because of bad habits. We drink too much, we eat poorly and make little exercise and are overweight. The pleasures of the table and alcohol (beer, whisky, gin, vodka, rum) are risk factors.
To limit risk, we will gently on beer, drink par excellence which increases the rate ofuric acid hyperuricemia. We quiet the game also power supply side: it avoids the repeated excesses since excessive caloric intake increases the level of uric acid in the blood. It also limits the excesses of offal, of white and red meat, fish and seafood which over-consumption, climb the levels of uric acid.