May 16, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Maori worst affected by gout

1 min read

Maori Pakeha

(RadioNZ) The levels of gout in New Zealand are reaching epidemic proportions, with Maori the worst affected, a specialist researcher says.

Jacquie Harper of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research said about 6 percent of New Zealanders suffered from gout – twice the international rate.

But she said Maori are two-and-a-half times more likely to have gout than Pakeha, and about 15 percent of Maori men suffered from it compared to up to 5 percent of Pakeha males.

Dr Harper said 6 percent of Maori women had gout, compared with 2 percent of Pakeha women.

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the build-up of uric acid in the blood, which forms crystals in the joints.

Obesity was a risk factor for gout and 48 percent of Maori were obese, Dr Harper said.

4 thoughts on “Maori worst affected by gout

  1. “Physically I feel better today than I did in my 30s,” she s??d.
    d og reseptbelagte midler mens mindre hudproblemer ?an bedres
    med produkter som ikke ?r reseptbelagte og som b. ?f some?ne is allergic to nickel they might opt f?r gold plated braces
    ?hich are non alergenic.

  2. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to
    send you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your
    blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great
    website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.