November 14th, 2011

High Uric Acid Linked to Both Gout and Diabetes

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People with gout should make sure their uric acid levels are under control -- even if they're not experiencing symptoms of the painful arthritic disorder."Many people are walking around with uncontrolled uric acid levels and we used to not worry about it -- if they're not having symptoms, who cares?" says Eric Matteson, MD, MPH, head of rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

WebMD, by Charlene Laino, 11/14/11

Tags: Rheumatology

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