Study: Enriched skim milk might reduce gout flare-ups

January 24, 2012 2:09:21 PM PST
Could gout patients benefit from drinking a glass of milk?

A new study finds enriched skim milk may help reduce the frequency of painful flare ups.

The milk contained a supplement called glycomacropeptide, or GMP and G600, a milk fat extract. The powders were mixed in a vanilla flavored shake and consumed once a day.

The findings showed those who drank the enriched skim milk also showed improvement in pain and a trend towards having fewer tender joints.

It is the first trial of dietary intervention in gout management.

The study appears in the journal Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.