Gout can be a very painful problem for people. My father, brother, and brother-in law all suffer from it. I looked into it and discovered that it is possible that gout is more common in people who are overweight and who have metobolic syndrome.
Below is a link to an article from DietDoctor.com. Notice that the article does provide references to scientific papers and studies throughout. I like that about DietDoctor-they back up their claims with real research.
"Here’s how to avoid gout long term, using only lifestyle modifications:
- Minimize intake of sugar.
- Reduce intake of alcohol. Particularly avoid beer and other high-carb alcoholic drinks.
- Lose excess weight and reverse metabolic syndrome. Low carb is a good treatment, as is intermittent fasting.
- Avoid dehydration.