Gout: the “disease of kings”

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First identified by the Egyptians in 2640 BC,” gout has been known as “the unwalkable disease,” the “disease of kings,” and a disease of affluence. Mark Sisson has a nice review of gout and its suspected causes and prevention. Mark’s conclusion:

But perhaps the best way to avoid gout? Get healthy. Eat well. Exercise intensely from time to time. Avoid refined sugar. Avoid obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and metabolic syndrome.