Genetic risk factors for gout less important with alcohol exposure

Alcohol exposure suppresses the effect of two genetic variants associated with the risk of gout, according to New Zealand research. The study found an interaction between alcohol and the variant rs7800094 in the GCKR gene which encodes for glucokinase regulatory protein, as well as the rs10821905 variant of the apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme, catalytic ...

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