G is not primarily a disease of the elderly, about 7% of people over 65 are affected. But even among young doctors, there is an increase in the number of cases. The culprit is the excessive consumption of meat and alcohol, especially beer.
Another risk factor is being overweight. However, the penchant for succulent meals and wet and happy shivers is just one piece of the puzzle to answer an important question: why do not they meet? After all, many meat-loving hedonists are spared by Gicht – some Müslienthusiasten however fall ill despite austerity.
This question is also that of Anna Köttgen, a scientist in Freiburg. The director of the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Friborg is studying the genetic causes of gout. The latest work under his direction came out in early October, a truly mammoth project: scientists from 1