Possible Beer and Gout review

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  • #2681

    Keith Taylor
    Ŧallars: Ŧ 966.12
    GoutPal Scholar Badge Rank: Scholar

    Personally, I think beer is a non-issue when it comes to gout control. But, lots of people are interested. In fact, I sometimes think it’s an obsession for some gout sufferers.

    Anyway, as it’s your GoutPal, I want to be guided in what I write about next. If/when I do it, I want to include all connections between beer and gout.

    To a certain extent, that has to include the wider subject of alcohol. But, initially, I’m interested in inflammation and arthritis in general. Subsequently I’ll try to isolate specifics about beer. Then, I’ll amend or expand relevant existing articles.

    To start, I found an interesting summary, with lots of references to review: Long term alcohol intake and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women. The “Biological Mechanism” section has:

    Alcohol has been shown to down regulate immune response in animals23 24 and humans25 and to decrease the production of selected proinflammatory cytokines in animals.26 A study on mice showed that low persistent ethanol intake from water containing 10% (vol/vol) ethanol, delays the onset and stops the progression of rheumatoid arthritis by interacting with innate immune responsiveness.27 A recent study of incident rheumatoid arthritis from the Nurses’ Health Study found a U-shaped association between daily alcohol consumption and interleukin 6 levels before onset of rheumatoid arthritis, with minimum interleukin 6 levels at an alcohol intake of 10-12 g ethanol daily (about 1 drink a day).3 In the same study, levels of soluble tumour necrosis factor receptor 2 decreased with increasing daily alcohol intake (range 0-20 g per day). A cross sectional study of women showed that the lowest concentration of C reactive protein was observed in moderate drinkers (≤20 g alcohol per day).28 A case-control study from UK reported an inverse association between alcohol consumption and all five studied markers for rheumatoid arthritis severity (C reactive protein, joint disease activity score, pain visual analogue scale, modified health assessment questionnaire, and modified Larsen score) in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis.6 Additionally this study showed an inverse association between alcohol consumption and radiological evidence of damage to hands and feet.

    The level of interest here will tell me what priority I have to put on this. If you just want me to get on with it now, you can tell me that. But, if you don’t tell me why it’s important to you, I’ll ignore you! 😉

  • #2682

    Keith Taylor
    Ŧallars: Ŧ 966.12
    GoutPal Scholar Badge Rank: Scholar

    Then, I’ll amend or expand relevant existing articles.

    And, so far, those articles are:

    I’m sure there are others, so please add them below, as you find them. Thanks.

    Beer & Gout Comic

    Beer and gout comic courtesy The Brewery Comic

  • #5992

    Eric Bolvin
    Ŧallars: Ŧ 19.58
    GoutPal Historian Badge Rank: Historian

    PLease go on with it.
    Thank you.

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