" A recent study clearly demonstrated that diets high in meats (more than 1.92 servings per day compared with less than 0.81 servings per day) led to an increase in the risk of gout.2 In fact, the relative risk increased by as much as 21% with each additional portion of meat consumed daily. In like manner, increased seafood consumption (of greater than 0.56 servings per day compared with less than 0.15 servings per day) also increased the risk for gout, and even more so in men with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25. No relationship was found to exist between total protein intake and the risk of gout, or between consumption of purine-rich vegetables and the risk of gout."
So something about meat and not protein.
“Gout, which affects mostly men, is caused by the metabolic waste product uric acid crystallizing in one or another of the small joints, causing pain and inflammation.”
"Foods Associated with Gout
Among people with gout, attacks may be caused by diets with an abundance of foods containing purines. Purine-rich foods include:
* Anchovies, sardines, herring
* Asparagus, mushrooms, spinach, cauliflower
* Meat broth and consomm?, meat gravy
* Organ meats (kidney, liver)
* Yeast. "
The above is a good read.
There may be a metabolic disorder or sensitivity that might need to be understood.