Our Gout studies, gout bibliography and our recommended reading for gout and nutritional health

This page is about gout studies and other gout material referred to whilst compiling this website. It was last reviewed or updated on 15 January 2018

This is our gout studies list and gout bibliography so far. In studying gout, doing gout research, and the nutrition research required to improve both general and gout health, the following sources have been helpful. Both for getting an understanding of the disease, and for what's required to give sufferers a good chance of defeating it. Other studies, or their abstracts, referred to are also found on this website pages, for which they were read.

If you want gout information, we recommend these >>


Atkins, Robert M.D., (with Sheila Buff) Dr.Atkins' Age-Defying Diet., St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001.

Atkins, Robert M.D., Dr.Atkins' Health Revolution, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York 1990.

Atkins, Robert M.D., Dr.Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York 1998.

Banting, William, Letter on Corpulence, 4th edition, Harrison, London 1869. 

Beers, Mark M.D., Fletcher, Andrew M.B, Jones, Thomas M.D. and others, The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York 2004.

Blunt, Wilfred, (with an introduction by Professor William T.Stearn), The Compleat Naturalist, A Life of Linnaeus, Francis Lincoln Ltd., London 2001.

Duke, James PhD., The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook, St.Martin's Press, New York 2002.

Duke, James PhD, The Green Pharmacy, Guide to Healing Foods - its chapter on gout. Rodale Press Inc., Pennsylvania 1997. And the British edition, Rodale Ltd, London 2003.

Emmerson, Bryan, Getting Rid of Gout, Oxford University Press,Melbourne 2003.

Garrod, Sir Alfred Baring, The Nature and Treatment of Gout and Rheumatic Gout, Walton and Maberly, London 1859.

Holford, Patrick,  The Holford Low-GL Diet., Piatkus Books Ltd., London 2005.

Mindel, Earl PhD., (with Hester Mundis) Earl Mindell's New Vitamin Bible, Time Warner Book Group, New York 2004.

Murray, Michael N.D., Dr.Murray's Total Body Tune-Up, Random House Inc., New York 2000.

Murray, Michael N.D., Joseph Pizzorno N.D., Lara Pizzorno M.A.,L.M.T., The Condensed Encyclopedia of Healing Foods,Simon & Schuster Inc., New York 2006.

Porter, Roy and Rousseau G.S., Gout - The Patrician Malady, Yale University Press 1998.

Pratt, Steven M.D (with Kathy Matthews), Superfoods RX, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York 2004.

Rybacki, James Pharm D, The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs 2005, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York 2005.

Sears, Barry PhD (with Bill Lawren), Enter The Zone, (aka The Zone Diet), HarperCollins Publishers, New York 1995.

Sears, Barry PhD, Mastering the Zone, HarperCollins Publishers, New York 1997.

Sears, Barry PhD, The Omega RX Zone, HarperCollins Publishers, New York 2002.

Sears, Barry PhD, The Anti-Inflammation Zone, HarperCollins Publishers, New York 2005.

Taubes, Gary, Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the conventional wisdom on diet, weight control and disease. Alfred A.Knopf, New York 2007. Also called in some countries: The Diet Delusion.

Vasey, Christopher ND., The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 2nd Edition 2006.

Westman, Eric Dr., Phinney Stephen Dr., and Volek Jeff Dr., The New Atkins For A New You. The Fireside Division of Simon & Schuster Inc., New York 2010. 

Young, Robert O. PhD and Shelley Redford, The pH Miracle, Wellness Central, New York and Boston 2008.

Yudkin, John, Pure, White and Deadly, Penguin Group (USA), New York. 2012 (updated from 1972 and 1986 editions). With an introduction by  Robert H.Lustig MD.


The following studies have been read and considered:

Annemans,L, Spaepen,E, Gaskin,M and others. Gout in The UK and Germany: prevalence, comorbidities and management in General Practice 2000-2005.Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2008;67:960-966

Becker,Michael A, M.D., Schumaker,H.Ralph Jr., M.D., Wortmann,Robert L. M.D., and others; Febuxostat Compared with Allopurinol in Patients with Hyperuricemia and Gout. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 353:2450-61.

Bomalaski, John M.D., and Clark, Mike PhD., Serum Uric-Acid Lowering Therapies: Where Are We Heading in Managment of Hyperuricemia and the Potential Role of Uricase. Current Rheumatology Reports 2004:6:240-247.

Dessein, P.H and others, Beneficial effects of weight loss associated with moderate calorie/carbohydrate restriction, and increased proportional intake of protein and unsaturated fat on serum urate and lipoprotein levels in gout: a pilot studyAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000; 59;539-543.  This is our favorite gout study - a gout diet that had a lot of success 

Emmerson, Brian M.D., PhD., The Management of Gout, Massachusetts Medical Society 1996.

Jacobs, Robert and others, Consumption of Cherries Lowers Plasma Urate in Healthy Women, Journal of Nutrition 2003.

Han-Yo Huang, Lawrence J. Appel and others, The Effects of Vitamin C Supplementation on Serum Concentrations of Uric Acid. Arthritis & Rheumatism, Vol 52, No.6, June 2005, pages 1843-1847.

Hyon K. Choi M.D.and others, Purine-Rich Foods, Dietary and Protein Intake, and the Risk of Gout in Men,New England Journal of Medicine, March 11 2004.

Lewis, Arthur, Murphy Lenita and others,Inhibition of Mammalian Xanthine Oxidase by Folate Compounds and Amethopterin,The Journal of Biological Chemistry Vol 259 No.1.January 1984.

Li-Ching Lyu, and others, A case-control of the association of diet and obesity with gout in Taiwan., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003; 78-690-701.

Lila, Mary Ann, Anthocyanins and Human Health: An In Vitro Investigative Approach, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology 2004; 2004 (5): 306-313.

Owens,D, Whelan,B, McCarthy,G, A Survey of the Management of Gout in Primary Care.(In Ireland).IMJ Online Paper.2008.

Peixoto, Maria do Rosário Gondim; Monego, Estelamaris Tronco; and others, Diet and Medication in the Treatment of Hyperuricemia in Hypertensive Patients, Arq Bras Cardiol, volume 76 (no.6), 468-72, 2001.

Selden, Dr. Anders and others, Occupational molybdenum exposure and a gouty electrician, Occupational Medicine  Vol 55.No.2.

Suresh, Dr.E., Diagnosis and management of gout: a rational approach. Postgrad Med.Journal 2005.

Terkeltaub, Robert M.D., Gout, New England Journal of Medicine 2003; 349:1647-55.

Wortmann, Robert M.D. and Schumacher, Ralph Jr., M.D. Monosodium Urate Deposition Arthropathy Part II: Treatment and Long-Term Management of Patients With Gout. Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine 2005;5 (4):183-194.

Other referenced studies are listed on the pages for which they have been consulted.


The books, gout studies, other relevant studies and study abstracts used to prepare the pages on the Atkins diet and gout can be read on this page.


Murray, Michael N.D. Celery Seed Extract.

Cherry Advantage Health News Update, the Cherry Marketing Institute, Lansing, Michigan 2002.

Cordain, Loren PhD., The Paleo Diet Newsletter, September 2006. Special focus on Gout.

IonLife Special Report: Acid/Alkaline Balancing.

Moyer, Paula MA, Febuxostat Has Advantages of Allopurinol and Placebo for Gout ACR Annual Scientific Meeting: Abstract 1837, 2005.

Saag, Kenneth M.D., Latest Advances for Gout: An Expert Interview With Kenneth G.Saag M.D. Medscape Rheumatology 2005.

Wood, Marcia Fresh Cherries May Help Arthritis Sufferers, and Got Arthritis? Fresh Cherries May Help, Agricultural Research magazine, May 2004.




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