A painful disease once known for afflicting wealthy kings is making a comeback, and fad diets like keto may be partly to blame

Feast like a king, and you could get gout like one too.

The condition, a type of inflammatory arthritis, can arise when people load up on purine-rich foods and drinks — things like bacon, steak, scallops, veal, and alcohol. Eating and drinking too much of this stuff can cause harmful stores of uric acid to build up in our joints. That buildup can lead to sudden, painful gout symptoms in the hands and feet.

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