Women drinking an average of one fructose-rich drink per day had a 74% greater risk of gout when compared to those who drank less than 1 non-diet soda per month. Researchers studied nearly 80,000 women for over 22 years and found a strong association between sweetened soft-drink and orange juice consumption and gout. Today, consumption of fructose-rich beverages in the U.S. is at an all-time high.
PositiveTip: Avoid the sweetened sodas and large amounts of fruit juice. Drink water and eat the fruit for better health.