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Purine (Overview)

Purine is one of the two classes of bases in dna and rna. The purine bases are adenine and guanine. Uric acid is a purine end -product. Uric acid is the offending substance in gout.


Dr. Su Fairchild Dr. Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
20 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Do onion have purines in it?

Do onion have purines in it?

Very little: Onions have very low levels of purines, and are considered a low purine food, and thus safe for gout.

Purine (Overview)

Purine is one of the two classes of bases in dna and rna. The purine bases are adenine and guanine. Uric acid is a purine end -product. Uric acid is the offending substance in gout.


Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Which foods have a high purine content?

Which foods have a high purine content?

Some: Sardines, liver, and other organ meats sweet breads, (pancreas not baked goods), dried mushroom, large amounts of animal products.

Dr. Hillel Naon Dr. Naon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine (TeAMS)
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Please suggest what foods have high purines?

Please suggest what foods have high purines?

Diet for Gout: Beef, pork, lamb, canned tuna, dark meat fish, liquor and beer are foods with high purine s content that patients with gout should avoid.

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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What is the definition or description of: purine?

What is the definition or description of: purine?

Base in DNA and RNA: Purine is one of the two classes of bases in dna and rna. The purine bases are adenine and guanine. Uric acid is a purine end -product. Uric acid is the offending substance in gout.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I am looking for online info in regards to purine rich foods?

I am looking for online info in regards to purine rich foods?

Try this website: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Term=purine%20rich%20foods. Hope this helps address your concerns about gout-avoidance.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is squid high in purines?

Is squid high in purines?

See details: Once again, it does not matter. Studies have shown conclusively that diet has little effect on serum uric acid levels.

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is calamares high in purines?

Is calamares high in purines?

Moderately high: Calamari is moderately high in purines. They are not nearly as high as organ meats, sardines and anchovies, but are moderately high so should be minimized. If gout is stable having moderate portions now and then may be tolerated. A variety of natural remedies can be helpful for gout including vitamin c, Folic Acid and tart cherry juice. See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gout.

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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What can I eat on a low purine diet?

What can I eat on a low purine diet?

Complex carbs: Choose complex carbohydrates. Eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables and fewer refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, cakes and candy. Avoid alcohol, saturated fats in meats, poultry and certain fish, etc.

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are beers that are low in purine?

What are beers that are low in purine?

All relatively low: I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www. Acumedico. Com/purine.Htm. If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What are purines and do they affect gout?

What are purines and do they affect gout?

Yes they do: Gout occurs when there is high level of uric acid in blood which causes crysals to form and get deposited in joints to cause the inflammation and pain. Uric acid is produced by breakdown of purines. Purines do occur naturally in our bodies but also come from eating certain foods like organ meats, anchovies, herring, asparagus and mushrooms.

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Dr. Robert Breiner Dr. Breiner
Podiatry
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What are purine foods that can cause gout?

What are purine foods that can cause gout?

Shellfish, beer, wine: The foods to avoid are fermented beverages (like beer and wine), shellfish, banannas, smoked meat and fish, organ meats (liver), peanuts, and excess caffeine. If you have had more then one attack of gout go you your doctor for treatment as these attacks can lead to arthritis.

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Dr. Joseph Barr Dr. Barr
Occupational Medicine
years in practice
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What is purine metabolism? Is that important to know about?

What is purine metabolism? Is that important to know about?

"makes my toe hurt": Purines are naturally occurring compounds found in all cells and in high concentration in certain foods including organ meats, shellfish and even some leafy vegetables. The metabolism of purines results in the formation of uric acid. In some persons excessive uric acid can deposit in kidneys and produce kidney stones or in joints and produce inflammation and pain resulting in gout.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is flounder low in purines?

Is flounder low in purines?

Not extremely low: Forget diet. You do not lower your serum uric acid level all that much by diet alone.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Eric Chiang Dr. Chiang
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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Is broccoli high in purines? Thank You :)

Is broccoli high in purines? Thank You :)

No: It is high in vitamin C and fiber. You can safely have it if you have gout.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Is loaf bread high in purines because of yeast?

Is loaf bread high in purines because of yeast?

Yes but: Yes it is high in purine and may be a trigger of gout in some. For most people it is safe to eat bread but it is not that high as compared to meat, seafood, alcohol and yeast.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Glassman Dr. Glassman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Is whey protein high in purines?

Is whey protein high in purines?

Whey protein: The content is very low and safe to take if you are concerned about gout.

Dr. Howard Fox Dr. Fox
Podiatry
38 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Does cold lunchmeat turkey have high purine and is that bad for people with gout?

Does cold lunchmeat turkey have high purine and is that bad for people with gout?

Not really: Other than beer, specifically, diet has been shown to be less of a trigger than we used to think for acute gouty arthritis. Enjoy the turkey!