Gout pessimists more likely to die

Worrying about gout and its symptoms could mean an earlier death for some, according to research from New Zealand.

Gout patients who feel more concerned and pessimistic about their illness face up to a 29% greater risk of dying, the researchers from the University of Auckland found.

“Our study provides evidence that illness beliefs are associated with increased risk of mortality in gout patients, independent of other important clinical and

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