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Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers

Publicado em 17 fevereiro 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that saliva can be used for early detection of the risk of diseases associated with surplus body fat, an advance that may lead to better methods to diagnose chronic obesity-related ailments. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, identified uric acid in saliva as a reliable signature chemical to predict body fat percentages in teenagers. "The idea is to enable saliva to be more widely used as an alternative biological sample for clinical [...]