Sunday, May 29, 2011
Randy's foot and gout: Beer - bad; Wine - good
So a few years ago I came to the realization that a foot issue I had every now and then was actually Gout.
With some research online, I found a study with the following results:
Compared with non beer drinkers, those who drank two or more servings of beer per day suffered a 2.5 times greater risk of gout.
Compared with non liquor drinkers, those who drank two or more servings of liquor per day suffered a 1.6 times greater risk of gout.
Wine was not associated with an increased risk of gout compared with those who did not drink wine.
I liked drinking beer, so I quickly deduced - "ah-ha!" - that I have to avoid beer. So I have for about three years. No gout.
With the holiday weekend, I thought "well, maybe one beer in the middle of the day wouldn't hurt."
Aaaaaand I was wrong. Enter my first episode of gout in three years.
Lesson learned. It's not very butch - and do I really care anyway - but I have to not have beer. White wine = no gout. No gout = happiness.
Remember folks, I used to be blond. It takes me a little time to get it....
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 3:27 PM