Drink Coffee to Lower the Risk of Gouty Arthritis?

Drinking coffee has a lot of issues. Many credible articles are stating that it is harmful to health. There are also studies proving that drinking it is beneficial. It is natural for manufacturers to promote its health benefits. Why say something bad about own commodity? Do not judge them as one-sided because what they are saying are also backed-up by studies.

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Here is another benefit that can make you a coffee addict – drinking at least five cups a day.

I read about it on Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org). Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day may significantly lower the risk of gouty arthritis in men. It may lower the amount of body uric acid which deposits in bone joints as urate crystals.

I mentioned in my previous article that drinking softdinks is related to increased risk of gouty arthritis in men. Softdinks addicts perhaps can switch to hot coffee and ice cold coffee. Prevent it before the chronic big toe pain happens.

The finding was a result of two separate studies.

1) Done by researchers of Arthritis Research Center of Canada, University of British Columbia in Canada, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Health. Led by Hyon K. Choi, MD, DrPH and associates. Count of 45,869 men age 40 and no previous history of gout were included in the study. Follow up surveys was made after 12 years.

2)The second study was also led by Dr. Choi. It was based on US National Health and Nutrition Survey done between 1988 and 1994. About 14,000 men and women at least 20 years old were included in the study.

Gout risk is 40% lower in men who drank four to five cups a day, 59% for those who drank more than six cups and slightly lower for those who drank decaffeinated coffee.

Wew! I feel like drinking coffee every hour.


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One Comment

  • I did not know that coffee could lower the risk of getting gouty arthritis. Thanks for providing this piece of information.

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