In his weekly column, UTMB’s Victor Sierpina discusses gout, an extremely painful form of arthritis that is becoming more common. Studies have found that the increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages is one of the reasons more people are suffering from the condition. According to Sierpina, cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages and adding cherries to the diet are part of the long-term cure. [Please see the attached file for the full text of the story.]