Eating cherries lowers risk of gout attacks

Good news for Christmas. Eating cherries lowers the risk of gout flare-ups in those affected by the toe-crippling illness. A case-crossover study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, found people with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35 percent lower risk of gout attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit.

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