New research finds that gout can be genetic

A researcher from the University of Otago discovered that early Māori skeletal remains show symptoms of gout and corroborates evidence that the idea that the disease is genetic and not completely based on lifestyle choices. PhD student Anna Gosling also researched historic newspapers and records of missionaries, physicians and accounts by Captain James Hook and his crew. She found evidence that Māori people, indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, suffered from gout around the time of European settlement this counters the myth… Read More