US researchers found patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not.
The study in Arthritis & Rheumatism said cherries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants which contain anti-inflammatory properties.
UK experts said the research offered "good evidence" of the benefits of eating cherries for people with gout.
Gout is a common type of arthritis that can cause sudden and
very severe attacks of pain and swelling in the joints, particularly in
the feet. It is caused by too much uric acid in the bloodstream, which
causes urate crystals to start to form in and around the joints and
under the skin.
Source - BBC