Calorie Intake

Obese persons may be more prone to gout as excess weight exerts more pressure on the weight-bearing joints. Therefore, it is advisable to take calories as recommended by a dietician/doctor. One could also try to change heavy meals into a healthy ones by incorporating large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables. Obese individuals should try to reduce weight gradually. They should stay away from crash diets and fasting as these practices can precipitate attacks of gout.