14 foods that cause gout

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Step 1. Understanding the link between gout and food

Gout is a type of arthritis that usually affects the peripheral joints, most often those in the big toe (first), but can also affect the knees, elbows, thumbs or fingers.

Gout is caused by deposits of urate crystals in the joints.

Urate is one of the breakdown products of compounds called purines.

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