Talk About Bad Luck: Prenatal Exposure to Earthquake Increases Gout Risk!

A Chinese study recently released has detected a 70% increase in the incidence of gout in people who were exposed to an earthquake (denoting severe in utero stress) while in the womb.

Twenty years ago an Italian study found a link between experiencing an earthquake as an adult and suffering gout roughly seven years later.  The Chinese study is the first to detect effects during prenatal exposure.

So if you are pre-disposed to gout, maybe you were set on that path a long time ago….

And as always, like a broken record:  see your doctor and ask the tough questions.  It’s your health and you have to be in control of it.