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Does cherry juice relieve gout?

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Black cherry juice is an alternative treatment for gout, according to About.com. Though there is not a lot of research on black cherry juice, as of 2015, many who use it to treat gout see positive effects.

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One of the reasons that people believe black cherry juice is a good treatment for gout is due to the presence of anthocyanins, or antioxidants, in the juice, explains About.com. There are a number of studies that show anthocyanins have a positive effect on obesity and may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. There is also evidence that this antioxidant helps treat and prevent both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

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