Lots of talk over the years about cherries….Here is a good study that gives clear information

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Medical News Today by Catharine Paddock,PhD.


9/30/12 Medical News Today News Article ‐

Eating Cherries Lowers Your Gout Attack Risk


Eating cherries over a two­day period reduced the risk of gout
attacks by 35%, according to a new study led by Boston
University (BU) in the US that is being published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Estimates suggest about 8.3 million adults in the US have gout, an inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals form in the joints, causing great pain and swelling.

They compared the cherry consumption against the gout attack incidence, and found those participants who ate cherries for two days, had a 35% lower risk of gout attacks or flares compared to participants who did not have them at all.

The study shows good evidence that perhaps cherries, together with traditional drugs that reduce uric acid, could significantly lower the risk of painful gout attacks, and, “it has been suggested that antioxidant compounds found in cherries may be natural inhibitors of enzymes which are targeted by common anti­inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen”