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UK gout rates: Sharp rise in number of sufferers

16 January 2014 Last updated at 07:44 GMT

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people suffering from gout in the UK.

The disease, which is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood, now affects one in 40 people.

Jane Dreaper reports.