Wednesday 9 April 2014 3:27pm
Associate Professor Tony Merriman discusses the evidence that high rates of gout in Māori and Pacific people may be linked to protection from malaria. Gout causes severe pain and results from high levels of uric acid, which can form crystals that lodge in joints. The disease is linked to high intakes of sugary drinks and alcohol.
Read the article in the New Zealand Herald:
- Gout in Māori and Pacific people linked to protection from malaria 8 April 2014, New Zealand Herald website