Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout

DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem

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By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A diet that helps people reduce high blood pressure may also offer a non-drug treatment for gout -- a type of inflammatory arthritis, a new study suggests.

The clinical trial included more than 400 people who ate the so-called DASH diet (which features high amounts of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and low amounts of fats and saturated fats), or a typical American diet.

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