A recent study has revealed that individuals diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at an increased risk of developing gout later in life. The research, which analyzed the prevalence of gout among over 200,000 US adults diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), found that patients with CD had a 68% higher likelihood of developing gout. In contrast, those with UC had a 38% increased likelihood compared to individuals without IBD. The study utilized data from the Explorys Inc database, which covered patient information from 1999 to 2022. The findings suggest that IBD-related intestinal resection is a significant risk factor for gout in this patient population. The researchers recommend that IBD patients presenting with new-onset arthritis be thoroughly investigated for gout.