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Contradictions

05/16/2007

Question:

You find contradictions in reading websides about white bread and whole grain bread for plasma uric acid. Please give your opinion: white bread or whole grain bread is less harmful?

Answer:

My knowledge may be incomplete in this area. In general, yeast-laden baked goods may contribute to serum uric acid levels. I am uncertain which type of bread contains more yeast. Certainly, there will be variations in recipes amongst the different producers of the bread.

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Response by:

Raymond  Hong, MD, MBA, FACR Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University