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The research was aimed to determine the nutritional status and dietary behavior practice among adults suffering from gout. Gout is an arthritic disease which arises when increase amount of uric acid (a normal waste product) deposits in the body, and monosodium urate crystals accumulate in the joints. A cross-sectional study was carried out at the medical and surgical department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and University of Lahore Hospital, Lahore during Dec-2017 to March-2018. Total 100 samples of gout were selected through non-probability convenient sampling technique. Patients were assessed through pre-tested questionnaire. SPSS version 21.0 was used for data analysis. Gout was more prevalent among 51 to 60-year-old patients in both males and female. 50% patients were overweight, 74% were lightly active with 56% having low socio-economic status and 33% belonged to rural areas. Signs and symptoms observed were body pain, inflammation, pale skin and eyes. It was concluded that long term medication intake, complication like diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and heart disease, absence of physical activity, dehydration were risk factors of gout. According to current study, more consumption of meat, legumes, dessert, carbonated beverages and soft drink leads to gout spasm.
Keywords: BMI; Dietary factor; Gout; Joint; Serum; Uric acid