Purines are synthesized in the body or produced by the digestion of certain proteins. Foods and other substances high in purines include, sardines, liver, kidneys, pulses, poultry, caffeine, and theophylline. Increased levels of purines in the body can cause hyperuricemia (a raised level of uric acid – the end-product of purine metabolism – in the blood), which may lead to gout.
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