Study looks at cancer risk in gout

Gout is a risk factor for cancer, according to an analysis of three studies.

Researchers from Nanjing Medical University in China looked at data from over 50,000 people from recent prospective studies on the association of gout and cancer, conducted in Sweden and Taiwan.

Overall, they found people with a diagnosis of gout had a 42% increased risk of developing cancer, compared with the general population.