A 45-year-old male asked:
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i'm taking allopurinol and colchicine everyday.no sign for gout attack until today.can i take red meat (beef) as much and as often as i like?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: You should be protected against future attacks but eating red meat frequently is a health hazard in itself.
Answered on Sep 3, 2014
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Meat and gout: No you should not. Limit red meat to 4-6 oz 3 times per week. Incline diet toward more and more fruit and veggie -- less meat.
Answered on May 28, 2018

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