DASH diet doubles as gout defence

People who eat a diet designed to reduce hypertension are less likely to develop gout, while those eating a Western diet are at higher risk of the condition, research from Harvard shows.

The 26-year prospective study following 44,444 professional men with no baseline history of gout found that those who ate the most foods falling within the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) had a 32% lower risk of developing gout compared with those who ate the fewest.

In contrast, those who ate the most foods associated with a Western diet had a 42% higher chance of developing the