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What urine reveals about obesity
What urine reveals about obesity

Let's face it: Obesity's not hard to diagnose. It's easily done with a scale, a tape measure and (if you don't want to do the math yourself), a body-mass index (BMI) calculator. Or you could go old-school, and use your eyes. So, when scientists set out to explore "biomarkers" for obesity -- in this case, measurable chemical by-products in urine -- they had more in mind than finding an easier way to diagnose the condition. The undertaking was meant to glean insight on the links between obesity and the many ills that often come with it, from type-2 diabetes and heart disease to gall bladder disease and arthritis. Better insight on those connections could...

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