Gout is closely related to people’s eating habits. Large-scale epidemiological studies in recent years have found that gout is related to drinking (especially beer), excessive meat and seafood (especially animal offal and seafood with shells), and high-sugar intake (such as carbonated drinks and fructose). On the other hand, vitamin C, coffee and dairy products may help prevent the occurrence of gout.
With the continuous improvement of people’s living standards and changes in diet, the incidence of gout has increased significantly, and the age of onset has also been younger significantly. There is a significant increase in the diet of young people between 20 and 40 years old with high energy and high purine substances.
Studies have shown that men are more likely to suffer from gout. About 95% of gout occurs in men and women account only about 5%. The main reason for this difference between men and women is that estrogen in women can promote the excretion of uric acid and inhibit the onset of arthritis; secondly, men participate in social activities more than women, drink alcohol and eat more high-purine foods. Strenuous exercise, obesity and stress can also increase the concentration of uric acid and induce gout.