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Uric acid is produced when the body breaks down drink and food containing organic compounds named purines. Wine & beer, mackarel, herring, sardines, liver, beef kidneys and dried beans are high in concentration of purines. A build-up of uric acid in the body can lead to gout, a form of arthritis.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver and measures at heightened levels when there is inflammation in the body. Abnormal levels of CRP in the blood are a signal of inflammation-related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or different types of infection. It is furthermore suggested that chronic ongoing levels of inflammation in the body can lead to other health concerns such as heart disease.