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Dehydration Urine Test for Mountain Climbers

September 28 2001 at 9:37 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

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It's as basic an axiom for athletes as drinking plenty of water in the first place. Clearer urine means better hydration; a strong yellow color means dehydration.

But now a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut has come up with a urine color chart designed for real-world outdoor use that accurately measures hydration levels.

The strip, which ranges from pale yellow to brownish-green, was field-tested on trail runners and mountain bikers.

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