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Gout Risk Lowered By Cherries
2012-09-29 05:06:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eating cherries may lower your risk of a certain type of inflammatory arthritis attack, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Researchers found that patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35 percent lower risk of having attacks compared to those who did not eat the fruit. The scientists recruited 633 gout patients for the study, and followed them for a one year period....


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