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Does drinking coffee affect the painful effects of gouty arthritis?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gout and Coffee
- the more coffee men drink, the lower their risk of gout.
At least four cups a day lower gout risk by 40%, a canada/U.S. Study shows.

In brief: Gout and Coffee
- the more coffee men drink, the lower their risk of gout.
At least four cups a day lower gout risk by 40%, a canada/U.S. Study shows.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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