The diet that's as effective as drugs against gout

A low-fat diet devised for hypertension also lowers serum uric acid levels to those seen with allopurinol treatment, US researchers say.

The finding comes from a sub-analysis of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) trial, which showed that a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, dairy, grains, poultry, fish and nuts was effective in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

The DASH diet aims to reduced consumption of saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol, and contains