Which First: Chicken Or Gout? No – Uric Acid!

Prompted by an incredibly high number of visitors looking for links between chicken and gout, I’m reminded of that age-old conundrum: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

I’ll rephrase that to ‘which first, the chicken or the gout?’ I’m wondering if I’m besieged by ardent chicken-eaters who think they have caught gout from chicken. Or is it gout sufferers who think they’ll get a better deal switching to chicken from a different meat?

I am puzzled why so many people are searching for chicken information, and also wondering exactly what they are looking for. Is it another case of misguided gout diet restrictions, or is there a valid reason to worry about chicken?

Which came first, the chicken or the gout?