Nighttime Risky for Gout

December 11, 2014 6:35 PM

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Among patients with gout, the risk of an attack was more than doubled during the night compared with the daytime hours, researchers reported.

During the first 8 hours of the day, from midnight until 8 a.m., the odds ratio for a gout flare was 2.36 (95% CI 2.05-2.73 P<0.0001), compared with the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Hyon K. Choi, MD, DPH, of Boston University, and colleagues.

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