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What foods increase uric acid levels?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Although everyone makes uric acid naturally, levels of this compound can increase when you eat certain foods that contain substances known as purines, such as organ meats, sardines, and some shellfish. Purines increase production of lactate, which competes with uric acid for excretion.

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