Uric acid is a by-product of cell nucleic acid formed by the normal breakdown of cells, explains The Merck Manual Home Edition. It is also produced by the breakdown of purines, which are protein components present in cer... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines, according to MedlinePlus. Everyone produces uric acid, but healthy individuals filter it from the blood via the kidneys. Some conditions and lifestyle choices can ... More » Health

Foods that cause the buildup of uric acid include mackerel, liver, kidney and other organ meats, beer, dried legumes, mussels and anchovies. These foods are high in purine, which is broken down into uric acid. More » Food Food Facts
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Uric acid is a chemical compound produced during the metabolic breakdown of purine, an organic compound found in meat products, fish, seafood, vegetables, grains and other foods. It is also produced from the breakdown of... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Uric acid is a substance that is produced as a result of the body breaking down substances known as purines, according to the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. Drinks and foods, such as beer, liver, peas, drie... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Signs of uric acid buildup include gout, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome and heart disease, according to PubMed Central. A buildup of uric acid is called hyperuricemia. More » Health Pain & Symptoms