Who is most at risk for developing gout?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Men have a higher risk of developing gout. Gout is also more prevalent in men age 40 and over and in women age 50 and over. In many cases, people who develop gout have a family history of the condition.

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