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Even Low Blood Lead Levels Linked to Gout Risk PDF Print E-mail

New York, NY - Even relatively low levels of lead in the blood may be linked to an increased risk of gout, a painful form of arthritis. Researchers have known that heavy lead exposure is linked to the condition - a form of arthritis in which the joints periodically become swollen, red and hot. But the new findings connect gout risk to low levels of lead in the blood - well within the range currently considered acceptable for adults.

 

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