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Q
Do only the rich and obese get gout?

A

Absolutely not.  It is a common misconception that gout attacks only occur in the rich and/or obese - those who indulge in rich foods and alcohol.  While there is a higher correlation in the obese and alcohol intake does increase purine metabolism (which in some can lead to gout), it doesn't mean that those of smaller stature or those who don't drink will never experience gout.