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Vitamin C for gout prevention

According to a report by US researchers published in the Archives of Internal Medicine for s 20-year study of 47,000 men given daily supplements of vitamin found in sprouts, peppers and oranges (vitamin C), it is believed that daily supplements of can reduce the risk of getting gout, a form of arthritis. It seems Vitamin C can reduce the blood uric acid levels (a build up of uric acid in blood can lead to crystal formations and swelling in and around joints). Lead researcher Dr. Hyon Choi thinks that vitamin C increases uric acid expulsion by the kidneys.

Source: Vitamin C a 'gout preventer'

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