Purines and uric acid

Introduction: Purines and uric acid. Purines are nitrogenous bases of DNA. It is a heterocyclic aromatic compound consisting of two fused rings. Basic purine’s structure consists of nine atoms. It has involved in the catabolism of uric acid.

Catabolism is the chemical breakdown of a substance. Break down of purines produce uric acid and has been found in some drinks and food. Uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidney for purification.

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Food to increase uric acid

Introduction: Food to increase uric acid. Uric acid is a natural substance that which body produces as a by-product of the breakdown of purines. It is the waste product present in the blood.

Food and drinks high in purines also elevate uric acid. Increased uric acid levels can also cause gout, a condition caused by the accumulation of uric acid from poor dietary habits.

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