12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
Grover Cleveland, America’s 22nd and 24th President, had a long battle with gout. He was an obese man who was known to overindulge in alcohol and foods — all of which increase the risk of gout. In 1908, Cleveland died of a heart attack attributed to gout and gastric attacks.
Review Date: December 12, 2013
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