A painful disease once known for afflicting wealthy kings is making a comeback, and fad diets like keto may be partly to blame

Gout is on the rise as more Americans indulge in purine-rich foods like beer, bacon, and beef. Being overweight can put people at risk of developing the arthritis, as can some fad diets like keto and Atkins if dieters consume too much meat. The prevalence of gout in the US population is expected to continue rising in the coming years. 

Feast like a king and you could get gout like one, too.

The condition

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