Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2019


Clin Nutr


Chiu THT, Liu CH, Chang CC, Lin MN, Lin CL


The aim of this study was to " prospectively examine the relationship between a vegetarian diet and gout, and to explore if this relationship is independent of hyperuricemia." Authors followed participants in the Tzu Chi Health Study in order to test this. Vegetarian diets included vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Key Findings

Vegetarians had a 67% lower risk of gout, and a 60% lower risk when adjusting for hyperuricemia. Authors conclude that a vegetarian diet is protective against gout.