Urine Test Reveals What You Really Eat- Prof. Paul Elliott & Prof. Elaine Holmes in a paper in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology

Prof. Paul Elliott & Prof. Elaine Holmes, Imperial College London, are authors in a paper published online on 12th January in the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology : 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 because people are notoriously bad at recording their own eating habits. 

The test detects chemicals made as food is processed by the body & the research team believe it could be widely available within two years. The researchers believe the test results could help combat people's obesity or risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes. 

The test was developed by a collaboration between Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University.

It is also featured on the BBC News Health website