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New Urine Test Reveals Whether The Diet You're Following Suits Your Body

Want to find out if the diet you’re following is the right one for your body? Your urine might be able to help you, thanks to a new test.

New Urine Test Reveals The Quality Of Your Diet

Finding the right diet for you and your body type can be very tricky, given that there are literally dozens of diet trends that you can follow and try today. Thankfully, your pee might just be able to actually help you.

This is because, recently, scientists have managed to complete large-scale tests on a five-minute urine test that can apparently measure what type of food you are eating on your diet and whether the regimen you are following is right for you. Additionally, it also produces an individual’s unique urine "fingerprint." Yes, we know it sounds weird, but trust us, this is all for the name of better health.

The study was reportedly done by a team of scientists from the Imperial College London along with colleagues from Northwestern University, University of Illinois and Murdoch University. By collaborating with each other, the researchers reportedly analyzed levels of 46 different so-called metabolites in the urine of 1,848 people that are currently living in the U.S.

Per the research team, who published their findings in the journal Nature Food, metabolites are considered as an indicator of diet quality since these are produced by the different foods that our body digests and absorbs.

“Asking people to track their diets through apps or diaries can often lead to inaccurate reports about what they really eat. This research reveals this technology can help provide in-depth information on the quality of a person’s diet, and whether it is the right type of diet for their individual biological make-up,” Dr. Joram Posma, author of the research from Imperial’s Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, said.

“Healthful diets have a different pattern of metabolites in the urine than those associated with worse health outcomes,” Professor Paul Elliott, study co-author and Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at Imperial, said.

urine test A urine sample. Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

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