Elevated body mass index (BMI) has been associated with elevated urine osmolality (UOsm), despite having higher total water intake, but it is unclear if overweight/obese individuals have reduced thirst. In this observational study, we found that overweight/obese individuals had higher UOsm compared to normal-weight individuals (749 ± 37 vs. 624 ± 35 mmol•kg−1; P < 0.01) while possessing similar thirst ratings (56.4 ± 3 vs. 51.6 ± 3 mm; P = 0.3). In this observational study, overweight/obese individuals possessed more concentrated urine in the absence of higher thirst perception.
- Urine osmolality
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience