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Gout: Sleep apnea may raise your risk
Posted November 17, 2015, 9:00 am Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and affects more than 8 million adults. Men are at a higher risk than women. And according to a new study, your risk for gout also climbs if you suffer from sleep apnea, a condition where your breathing repeatedly pauses while you sleep. What exactly is gout?