Dietary management of gout

Gout is a common, recurrent form of arthritis and a recent analysis found the prevalence in Australia has tripled in 30 years from 0.5% in 1968 to 1.7% in 1995/96.1

Men are more likely to present with gout, although the rates in women are increasing.2

Prevalence also increases with age, and Australian men older than 70 years have the second highest rate of gout in the world (16.5%), just behind New Zealand.1 Australian Aboriginal populations also experienced a rise in gout prevalence from 0% in 1965 to 9.7% in males and 2.9% in females in 2002.