Diet could help gout
WESTERN diets can increase the risk of gout, a study suggests.
People are more likely to get the painful condition if they indulge in red and processed meats, soft drinks, French fries, sugar and sweet treats, researchers found.
However a diet rich in fruit, veg, nuts and wholegrains may protect against it, research on more than 40,000 men revealed.
Scientists from Harvard Medical School in the US believe these types of food help lower levels of a chemical called uric acid, which causes the illness.
They hope the findings could lead to a new treatment based on diet.