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When would a purine-restricted diet be indicated?

Purines are food components which, when improperly metabolised, lead to high uric acid levels in the blood, which can in turn cause kidney problems or gout.

A purine-restricted diet is designed to decrease elevated blood and urinary uric acid levels. It is intended for people with gout, renal calculi, or both in conjunction with drug therapy.

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