A recent study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found individuals with recently diagnosed sleep apnea were associated with an increased risk of gout compared to those without sleep apnea, according to MedPage Today.

Additional study findings showed the risk of gout among patients with sleep apnea was approximately 60 percent higher than in individuals at very high-risk of developing gout due to high body mass index—a common risk factor for the condition.

 

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