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The “thought processes” worrying Keith are explicit, and very simple: carbs are bad, cereals are loaded with carbs, therefore cereals are bad. Surely you are aware of the enduring low-carb diet fad.
Now it is correct that a gout diet ought to be low in sugar and fructose. But conflating cereals with sugar or fructose-based sweeteners is asinine.
It may well be that the consumption of all carbs (cereals included) is pathologically excessive in many countries. But that doesn’t mean individuals can’t over-correct and end up with excessively low carb consumption. In the same way, it is certainly possible to eat too much oatmeal but avoiding oatmeal on that ground is silly.

Full disclosure: I occasionally eat rolled oats.