Eat cherry or drink cherry juice, and there will be no more aching joints for you. This is the conclusion of the study conducted at Boston University.
Gout – inflammatory arthritis – makes millions of people suffer. Gout is the condition resulting from crystals of uric acid, urate, accumulating in joints causing severe pain and swelling. Several methods to assuage the pain are well-known, but it usually recurs.
Cherry helps lower the amount of the urate and thus alleviate inflammation. But so far there were no studies corroborating that it can diminish the risk of bout attacks.
Scientists from Boston conducted a series of experiments involving 633 gout sufferers aged around 50 years old. The research lasted for 1 year. The conclusion says that gout attack risk diminishes by 35% if the intake of cherry grows to 3 portions in 2 days.
But it doesn’t mean you forego traditional medication, scientists add. The best way is to take cherry with common cures. For example, cherry with allopurinol bring the gout attack risk down by 75%.