Elements S1 • E24

There Are 3,000 Compounds in Your Pee, What Do They Say About Your Health?





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Published on Mar 2, 2018

We know that pee can tell us if we are dehydrated or pregnant, but scientists say that it can reveal so much more. What can our pee really tell us?

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What's in Urine? 3,000 Chemicals and Counting
“Looking for an encyclopedia of pee? Scientists have laid out the entire chemical composition of human urine, revealing that more than 3,000 compounds are found in the fluid, and have published it all in an online database.”

This Bioengineered Yeast Can Turn Astronaut Urine Into Food and Plastic
“Yeast strains of Yarrowia lipolytica that naturally like to feed on urine have been bioengineered to produce omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to human health, as well as polyesters that can be made into moldable shapes.”

A Pee Test Can Tell You If Your Diet Is Healthy or Not
“The five-minute process, developed by scientists from Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University, measures biological markers in your urine that come from the breakdown of food like meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. It can also indicate how much sugar and fat, or fiber and protein, you've consumed.”


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