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Discover the Potential Benefits of Cherries for Gout Treatment: Evidence-Based Insights

If you or someone you know has gout, you may be interested in learning about the potential benefits of cherries. Multiple studies suggest that consuming cherries or cherry juice can help lower the risk of gout attacks and reduce uric acid levels, which can trigger gout symptoms.

A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatism found that patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not. The study attributed the benefits to anthocyanins, antioxidants found in cherries that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Another study found that consuming at least 10 cherries per day reduced the risk of gout attacks by 35%, while a combination of cherries and allopurinol, a medication often taken to reduce uric acid, reduced the risk of gout attacks by 75%.

Cherry extract and/or juice have also been found to lower uric acid levels in patients suffering from gout. In a study published in Hindawi, researchers reported that cherry extract and juice could be taken as a supplement to reduce uric acid levels. A positive correlation was observed between the consumption of tart cherry juice and a decrease in serum uric acid concentration.

Based on the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of cherries, they may reduce both the acute and chronic inflammation associated with recurrent gout flares and its chronic destructive arthropathy. In a review published in PubMed, the potential benefits of cherries and cherry products as a nonpharmacologic option for the treatment of gout were explored.

To learn more about the potential benefits of cherries for gout treatment, check out the following links:

It's important to note that while cherries may have potential benefits for gout treatment, they should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or prescribed medication. If you suffer from gout or any other medical condition, it's always best to consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet or treatment plan.

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