Sleep disorder linked to gout

Consider the condition in all patients with sleep apnoea regardless of BMI

A general practice study of nearly 16,000 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) shows they are twice as likely as people without apnoea to develop gout.

UK researchers drew on a nationally representative database to identify patients diagnosed with OSA between 1990 and 2010, and matched them with 63,000 controls based on age, gender and the GP clinic they frequented.