I also have gout attacks..
I am 30 but my gout attacks started earlier at 22. I don't consider myself obese or fat.. just average.
since my doctor told me that i have gouty arthritis, he gave me a list of food to avoid, which i also follow, occasionally with friends, I drink beer or brandy, which i also know one of the intakes to avoid.
i also notice that when its cold - raining or stayed longer in a full air-conditioned room, my foot aches.
I only take pain relievers when it attacks.