Researchers Found Gene Linked To Higher Gout Risk

The UK researchers have identified a gene variant linked to higher gout risk.
The scientists at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh have noticed a variation in the SLC2A gene that makes it more difficult for the body to take away uric acid from the blood and therefore raising the risk of having ‘gout.’

Lead scientist Prof Alan Wright said, “The gene is a key player in determining the efficiency of uric acid transport across the membranes of the kidney.”