Urine Tests Reveals Diet
A urine test that can reveal how healthy your meals are has been developed by UK scientists.
They think it could be used to improve nutritional advice or in weight loss as people are particularly bad at recording their own eating habits.
The test detects chemicals made as food is processed by the body.
The research team believes it could be widely available within two years.
The urine samples are analysed to determine the structure of the chemicals floating around in it using a technique called a proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
This gives clues to both recent meals and long term dietary habits.
The results were detailed in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
January 16th, 2017