Binge-eating and Lack of Exercise During Lockdown Has Triggered Huge Increase in Gout
It was once known as the ‘disease of kings’ – but hospital admissions for gout have surged due to binge-eating and exercising less during the lockdowns, figures suggest.
The number of cases has risen by 20 per cent in three years, with 234,000 patients admitted to hospital with gout in 2021/22, NHS Digital statistics show.
There has also been a significant rise in obesity over the same period.
Source: Dailymail, Xanthan Leathan