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A study published online in December in Arthritis & Rheumatology says the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime. The study confirms that nocturnal attacks persist even among those who did not consume alcohol and had a low amount of purine intake during the 24 hours prior to the gout attack, according to a news release.
The American College of Rheumatology estimates that more than 8.3 million Americans suffer from gout — making it the most common inflammatory arthritis in the U.S., according to the release.