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Old 03-24-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases your urine sample can reveal many things about your health, including your life expectancy.

Calculating levels of protein in urine can predict a person's lifespan, according to the lead author of the report, Dr. Tanvir Chowdhury Turin of the University of Calgary.

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In the study -- which involved analyzing over 810,000 men and women 30 to 85 years of age who underwent testing for proteinuria, or excess protein in urine -- researchers found that the higher the amounts of proteinuria each patient had, the shorter their life span. In fact, men without proteinuria outlived those with it by 8.2 years, while women without it outlived those with proteinuria by 10.5 years
Life Expectancy Test: How Urine May Help Determined How Long You Live
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I just checked my last test result and my level is in the middle of the normal range, slightly closer to the low side than the high side.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:28 AM
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Oh oh, I think I died last year...
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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and as usual, I am going to be the doubter, I do not put much into any of these so called studies. The next one will show something totally different I bet. I think about my step mom. By the time she was 70 she had one kidney that wasn't funtionaing at all or almost not at all the other at about 35% I think. She retained fluid like a sinking boat and lived to be 95. She didn't die of kidney failure either.
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