Vitamin C intake lowers risk of gout in men

The results of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveal that men with higher vitamin C intake are less likely to develop gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.

“Epidemiologic studies suggest that the overall disease burden of gout is substantial and growing,” the authors of the study wrote. “The identification of the risk factors for gout that are modifiable with available measures is an important first step in the prevention and management of this common and excruciatingly painful condition.”

Researchers observed the vitamin C intake of nearly 47,000 men over the course of two decades. Ultimately, for every 500-milligram increase in daily increment, relative risk of developing gout fell about 17 percent.

Those who are interested in increasing their vitamin C intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

One serving of Super C-22 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals offers 2,500 percent the daily recommended value of vitamin C. Regular intake may increase lung capacity and lower blood pressure, as well.

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