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“I have suffered with pain for years, at least 10 years and I could get no relief at all. I went to the Doctors, to no avail and even tried acupuncture.
Turning to a concentrated cherry extract proved to be the answer to his problems. “I have renewed quality of life, am more mobile and the pain has subsided,” Murdoch says.
Throughout history, gout was known as the “disease of kings”, common among those who could afford lavish feasts and bottomless bottles of wine.
Today, however, it doesn’t discriminate. Murdoch is not alone – in fact, gout affects 110,000 people in New Zealand, making us the “gout capital of the world”, according to Associate Professor Dr Nicola Dalbeth of the University of Auckland, with NZ studies suggesting this number will double every decade.
Men are three times more likely than women to suffer from gout and up to 15 per cent of Maori and Pasifika men have gout, compared with fewer than five per cent of Pakeha men.
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