It’s always been thought that alcohol is one of the leading “causes” of gout. Throughout history there has been a known about the correlation between gout and alcohol and research has verified the connection.

One group of researchers studied the drinking habits of 47,150 men, noting the amount of alcohol they consume in a day. At the beginning of the said study, none of the study subjects had gout. After 12 years, researchers have documented a total of 730 confirmed cases of gout.

With the data given above, researchers have discovered that men who drink alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to develop gout as compared to their non-drinking counterparts. Drinking in excess increases your chance of getting the disease. So in the general sense of the word, yes, drinking alcohol does cause gout.


Alcohol and the Risk of Developing Gout

Researchers also discovered that alcohol, especially beer, showed the strongest association with the risk of gout. In fact, those who drink 2 or more servings of beer have 2.5 times greater chance of developing gout. Whereas, men who drink vodka, gin, whiskey and brandy are also at risk of developing gout, but the risk is a bit lower as compared to beer. Meanwhile, there was no reported association between wine consumption and the development of gout. However, some red wines (but not all!) contain oxypurines or purines, which may lead to an increased purine load.

Researchers also revealed that one serving of alcohol a day is enough to increase a person’s chance of creating a problem with gout over time. As the number of drinks consumed increases, the risk also increases.

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Drink to Your Health

Gout has a good prognosis. People suffering from gout can live a normal life with better lifestyle choices and a proactive approach to diet and nutrition.

You can prevent gout flare-ups by breathing well, staying hydrated, eating more alkaline-forming foods, managing stress, a good exercise routine and making deep and restful sleep a priority. (learn more) And since alcohol plays a role in the development of gout, it would be best to steer clear from alcoholic beverages, especially beer. You may be able to ward off gout attacks by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!