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Purines are substances that are found in some foods. Your body turns purines into uric acid. High levels of uric acid can cause gout, which is a form of arthritis that causes pain and inflammation in joints.
You may be able to help control the amount of uric acid in your body by limiting high-purine foods in your diet.
Current as of:
December 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineMary F. McNaughton Collins MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
Current as of: December 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Mary F. McNaughton Collins MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
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