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Public warned of dangers of gout

Tue, 21 Jan 2014


People on the Isle of Man are being encouraged to think about their lifestyle choices in an effort to avoid getting gout.

The Department of Health has spoken out after a report in the UK showed that one in 40 people are affected by the condition.

Caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood, Gout was historically thought to only affect the rich.

Dr Peshin is consultant rheumatologist at Noble's Hospital - he says people can prevent it:


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