Surprise finding brings hope for gout

A low GI diet brings down uric acid levels in moderately obese people, a study shows, raising hope that it may have the same effect in people with gout.

A diet with a glycaemic index (GI) of 45 lowered uric acid concentration in the 163 participants by between 0.18 and 0.24 mg/dL on average.

But mild or moderate alcohol consumption obliterated the effect, confirming the well-known “strong