• Drs Amir Khan and Christian Jessen investigate the health of the nation. (Firecracker)Source: Firecracker
Drs Christian Jessen and Amir Khan team up to (quite literally) 'take the piss' and test the health of a nation in 'The Great British Urine Test'.
Staff writers

17 Mar 2021 - 3:18 PM  UPDATED 30 Mar 2021 - 10:42 AM

Every day, people in the UK flush away over 100 million litres of urine. But did you know that your pee could be the key to keeping you healthy? And that is could be an early warning system for chronic illness?

In this 90 minute special, Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Amir Khan team up to test the nation’s health by testing their urine, and the results are extraordinary, with plenty of relevant lessons for Australians.

Using ground-breaking science, the humble urine sample acts as a lie detector to reveal exactly what people have been eating, how much they’ve been drinking and even the levels of pollution they’re absorbing. Dr Christian and Dr Amir provide intervention programmes to try to improve the health of the those with the most alarming results.

The ’pee pod’ results give the big picture on which city does the most drugs, has the healthiest (and unhealthiest) diet and which city drinks the most booze. With unique stunts testing myths and curious uses for urine along the way, this is the biggest urine test the UK has ever seen.

Keep your fluids up and and settle in for The Great British Urine Test, Friday 19 March at 8.30pm on SBS VICELAND and then streaming at SBS On Demand.