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kak39
08-03-2007, 05:42 AM
Recently my father has switched over to more healthier alternatives like whole-wheat bread / lean turkey / chicken. But, he's been eating alot of whole-wheat + turkey sandwitches for dinner & lunch. He recently developed a lump on his foot that is doctor thinks might be gout and he told him that turkey and whole-wheat bread are very high in purines. He was told to get off these foods completely. Is this true?

skinnyboipgh
08-03-2007, 06:34 AM
Actually meat products r the biggest source of purines according 2 this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purine

But whole wheat is also listed.

As far as gout goes, the article says:

"Moderate intake of purine-containing food is not associated with an increased risk of gout."

Perhaps ur dad is unsually sensitive 2 purines.

kak39
08-03-2007, 07:20 AM
Maybe the doctor is undetermiend if it's gout or a bone infection....but he blames the turkey and whole-wheat bread.