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Natural Gout Treatment for African Americans

Did you know that African Americans are 1.69x more likely to suffer from gout than Caucasian Americans? Gout in African Americans is also less likely to be treated, leading to increased morbidity from the disease.   How Does Gout Affect African Americans? Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by the accumulation of excess uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid in blacks accumulates at a higher rate due primarily to lifestyle, including higher levels of obesity, lower physical activity, hypertension, renal failure, and alcohol consumption. Doctors generally agree that the prevalence of gout in black Americans would be much higher if African genetics did not provide the natural protective benefits that it does.   Is Gout Dangerous for Your Health? In addition to the pain, gout itself increases...