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Why does urine smell after asparagus in some but not all people?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Putrescine

Your body breaks down asparagus and a chemical Amino Acid called putrescine gets produced.
This Amino Acid accounts for the foul smell. Everyone will produce it. The amount of odor will vary slightly from person to person.

In brief: Putrescine

Your body breaks down asparagus and a chemical Amino Acid called putrescine gets produced.
This Amino Acid accounts for the foul smell. Everyone will produce it. The amount of odor will vary slightly from person to person.
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