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Gout and heart disease

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Gout and serum uric acid levels independently predict total and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study of 15,773 people aged 20 years or older followed for approximately 10 years.

Compared to controls, gout was linked to a 42% increase in total deaths and a 58% rise in cardiovascular mortality. Each 59.5 mmol/l (1 mg/dl) rise in uric acid increased total and cardiovascular mortality by 16%.

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