Vegetarian diet and risk of gout in two separate prospective cohort studies
Year Published: 2019
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.