A diet that fends off gout

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 gout history found those who ate the most foods falling within the DASH  (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet had a 32% lower risk of developing gout than those who ate the least.

In contrast, the men who ate the most foods associated with a Western diet had a 42%