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Gout, the disease of kings, is on the rise again

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Indulging in foods such as shellfish may trigger an attack of gout. (Sarah Brown/CNS)

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Indulging in foods such as shellfish may trigger an attack of gout. (Sarah Brown/CNS)

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Maria Cicchino, 46, is one of a growing number of Americans suffering from gout. (Courtesy of Maria Cicchino)

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It afflicted Benjamin Franklin, Henry VIII and a host of other well-off over-indulgers. Now gout is back, and it's a pain in the foot for a growing number of people.


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