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Does soda cause gout?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: High sugar drinks have been shown to increase gout risk. Most sodas are rich in sugars so yes they can increase gout risk. Diet soda are considered safer in this regard.

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