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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.


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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. ...Read more

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.


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Is banana low in purine? And where can I find an accurate list of foods high and low in purines? Thank you very much :)

Is banana low in purine? And where can I find an accurate list of foods high and low in purines? Thank you very much :)

It turns out: This is harder to find than I thought! I actually could not find such a list on the USDA web page. I did find a list at acumedico. Com/purine.htm which is quite extensive, and while I have no reason to doubt its reliability, I have no way to substantiate it either. It looks pretty good to me though:) Stay well! ...Read more

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Does cow's tongue have a lot of purine?

Does cow's tongue have a lot of purine?

Moderate: The cows tongue has a moderate amount of purines. Other offal meats have more purines such as brain, heart or kidney. ...Read more

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Do vegetable purines make uric acid level/gout worse?

Do vegetable purines make uric acid level/gout worse?

Uric acid: They contribute minor amounts. Best diet : Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, some soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read more

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What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

What is the peak urinary excretion of uric acid if on a purine-rich diet?

Varies from person t: Varies from person to person and also depends on how much you are ingesting. Best thing to do is have your 24 hr urine measured for uric acid! ...Read more

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Why does cauliflower is high in purines while broccoli is not? Thank you :)

Why does cauliflower is high in purines while broccoli is not? Thank you :)

Found in all living: Organisms, purines are necessary to build genetic material/DNA. Protein foods are the richest sources of purine, but some fruits/vegetables have higher amounts as well. I think that's all we can say: WHY there are higher amounts of purines in artichokes, bean sprouts, broccoli, pea pods, etc. Is beyond our knowledge. BTW, cauliflower is moderate purine food, along with spinach, mushrooms, corn.. ...Read more

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I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before I take allopurinol?

I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before I take allopurinol?

NO: Diet is virtually worthless in the treatment of high serum uric acid levels. The only exception is to limit alcohol intake. The longer you delay allopurinol, the more uric acid is deposited in joints, kidneys and blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is water spinach high in purines and can cause gout?

Spinach: Spinach is listed as a high purine content food. If it were as simple as drinking water to reduce purines, there would be very few cases of gout. So, that doesn't work. Sorry. Limiting your intake of purine rich foods is key - see gout in the search engine of your choice for a list. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for help when it flares ...Read more

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Why is beer listed so low on the purine table if it's bad for gout?

Not sure: Beer is a prime cause of gout due to the hops, etc. If you have gout, stay completely away from beer if you want to prevent another attack! ...Read more

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I have a gout for 3 weeks now and still don't go away. I'm taking colchicine and febuxostat. What else should I do. I'm on low purine diet.

I have a gout for 3 weeks now and still don't go away. I'm taking colchicine and febuxostat. What else should I do. I'm on low purine diet.

Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications (e.G. Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain and swelling. Another type of treatment are medications (e.g. Febuxostat) that decrease the uric acid levels. If pain and swelling is persistent with colchicine, you may need short course of oral steroids. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more