Painful medical condition called gout can be controlled to a great extent by including a bowl-full of cherries into regular diet, according to Boston University researchers.
A team of researchers at Boston University carried out a study at a total of 633 patients and found that those patients who ate the fruit following the inception of gout attack slashed the chances of another attack by more than 33 per cent.
Dr. Yuqing Zhang Zhang, lead author of the study, said, “Our findings indicate that consuming cherries or cherry extract lowers the risk of gout attack.”
Combined with the medication allopurinol, cherries or cherry extracts were found helpful in lowering the risk of a gout attack by 75 per cent.
In case the findings are also confirmed by clinical trials, cherries as well as products made from cherries could prove to be a very helpful tool in fight against the condition.
It is commonly believed that gout is a man’s disease, but the condition doesn’t spare even women. This painful arthritic condition tends hit women generally after their reach menopause.
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