Updated 09 December 2015

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If you suffer from gout flare-ups, you may want to consider reducing your sugar intake.

A study found that women who consumed only one serving of sugar-sweetened soda per month were 74% more likely to develop gout than those who had less than that single sugary drink. And the more sugary pops they drank, the higher their risk of a gout attack.

Even orange juice seemed to have a similar effect, causing those who had this natural drink on a daily basis were 41% more likely to develop gout than those who only had the occasional glass of OJ.

Read more about the causes, symptoms and treatment for this painful type of inflammatory arthritis.

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