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17 September 2010

Drinking coffee lowers risk of gout

A few cups of java every day over many years cuts the risk of gout in postmenopausal women in half, Boston researchers report.

A few cups of java every day over many years cuts the risk of gout in postmenopausal women in half, Boston researchers report.

Previous research by Choi demonstrated drinking coffee lowers gout risk for men. He and his colleagues wanted to see if the same held true in women, especially older women who, after menopause, lose the uric-acid clearing benefits of oestrogen.

 
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