What are the ACR guidelines for lifestyle modifications in patients with gout?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The ACR conditionally recommends the following for patients with gout, regardless of disease activity:

  • Limiting alcohol intake 
  • Limiting purine intake 
  • Limiting high-fructose corn syrup intake
  • Using a weight loss program (no specific program endorsed) for patients who are overweight or obese

Adding vitamin C supplementation is conditionally recommended against for patients with gout, regardless of disease activity.


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