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A 67-year-old man presents to a primary care physician as a new patient. He says he has always been healthy, except for three episodes of gout over the past 4 years. He is not currently using any chronic medications, and his only complaint is recurrent episodes of gout, confirmed each time by joint aspiration and microscopic analysis of synovial fluid. His physician advises him that certain lifestyle choices can affect his risk for recurrent episodes of gout.
Which of the following is a risk factor for the development of gout?
A. Alcohol intake
B. High fluid intake
C. High vitamin C intake
D. Low-normal body mass index
E. Low-purine diet
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