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How common is gout?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The prevalence of gout is on the rise. In fact, about six million people in the U.S. over the age of 20 have experienced gout at one time or another. Men have a higher risk of gout, particularly those over 40 years old.

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