What are the ACR guidelines for general health, diet and lifestyle management of gout?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The 2012 ACR guidelines recommended the following general health, diet, and lifestyle measures for gout patients [125] :

  • Weight loss for obese patients, to achieve a body mass index (BMI) that promotes general health
  • Healthy overall diet
  • Exercise (achieve physical fitness)
  • Smoking cessation
  • Staying well hydrated

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