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Do you know your weight and your height? Good. You also know your blood pressure, your cholesterol and your triglycerides? Great! But what are the chances you know your level of uric acid?

The Gout and Uric Acid Society is trying to raise awareness of an important health data point that it says is misunderstood and ignored. Elevated uric acid levels in the bloodstream is what causes gout, a common form of inflammatory arthritis.

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