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Is gout hereditary?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes, sometimes

Gout does run in families.
To lessen the risk of developing gout, lose weight if you are overweight. Reduce the amount of red meat and shellfish you eat. Reduce the amount of alcohol and high fructose processed food that you eat. Eat more grains, vegetables, and low fat dairy products.

In brief: Yes, sometimes

Gout does run in families.
To lessen the risk of developing gout, lose weight if you are overweight. Reduce the amount of red meat and shellfish you eat. Reduce the amount of alcohol and high fructose processed food that you eat. Eat more grains, vegetables, and low fat dairy products.
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In brief: Could be

Some gout runs in the family.

In brief: Could be

Some gout runs in the family.
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Gout tends to run in families.
However, some people with gout have no family history. As with all diseases, both heredity and environment play a role. But if you have a family member with gout you are more likely to develop it.

In brief: Yes

Gout tends to run in families.
However, some people with gout have no family history. As with all diseases, both heredity and environment play a role. But if you have a family member with gout you are more likely to develop it.
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