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Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers

Publicado em 19 fevereiro 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 | In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, a new study suggests. For the findings, published in the journal Nutrition Research, the researchers in Brazil performed a study in which they used the level of uric acid in saliva to predict body fat percentages in teenagers and identify those with surplus fat even if they had no [...]