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Gene link to gout risk

10th March 2008

A team working in Scotland may have discovered why people around the world suffer from gout.

Research carried out on genetic data from 12,000 people showed that a variation in inherited genes could heighten the danger of the condition. Professor Harry Campbell from the University of Edinburgh said: "Some people will have higher or lower risk of gout depending on the form of the gene they inherited."

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Article Information

Title: Gene link to gout risk
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5929
Date Added: 10th Mar 2008


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