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Does Tea Cause Gout
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
It can : The more caffeniated coffee one drinks can correlate with an increase in gouty flares. Though, no one is quite sure of the direct cause and effect of why this happens. Interestingly, caffeine has a similiar chemical structure to Allopurinol , which is a medication used to treat gout. It can also initiate or cause a flare up for first time users. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seems to reduce risk: More research is needed but there is good reason to believe that consuming green tea reduces risk of kidney stones- see http://www.Webmd.Com/kidney-stones/news/20091120/green-tea-may-prevent-kidney-stones previous reports that iced tea (black, not green) increase kidney stones are unsubstantiated- see http://www.Healthnewsreview.Org/2012/08/iced-tea-kidney-stones-and-the-study-that-never-existed/. ...Read more
Still unclear: So there is a ton of crap (excuse my language, but i cannot find another suitable word) regarding resveratrol and gout. There are antedotal reports littering the internet, but following up on those reports leads to dead ends in my opinion. I would say the effects are still unclear, and it does not hurt or help gout based on our current understanding. ...Read more
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