Gout increases 7 fold in the last 50 years
Bruce Jancin writing in Rheumatology News reported on a study presented by Dr. Eswar
Krishnan at the Amercan College of Rheumatology meeting. According to data compiled by the
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey or NHANES as it is referred to, the
number of Americans with gout has climbed sevenfold during the last 50 years. The increase
was most striking in men older than 65 years. Comment: Gout is becoming an increasingly
common problem that is a real public health issue.