How does vitamin C affect the risk of gout in men?

A new study indicates that men who consume more vitamin C may be less likely to develop gout.

According to the study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, men who consumed 1,500 milligrams or more of vitamin C per day had a 45 percent lower risk of developing gout than men who consumed less than 250 milligrams per day. The study assessed both food and supplement intake over the course of the 20-year study and found that as vitamin C intake increased, risk of gout decreased.

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