Rheumatology - Gout: Purine - Leaflet

Purine is part of Protein diet. Purines are metabolised and broken down and their end product is uric acid. It is uric acid that is elevated in gout and what we are trying to reduce. Purines are natural compounds found in many foods. Protein is a very important part of our diet; it is used for growth, repair and energy source. You are best to combine both animal and vegetarian sources of protein.

This leaflet gives advice on how much Purine you should consume and suitable foods to provide it.

Release Date: 30 Nov 2016