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The idea that drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for your health has been dismissed as a myth.
Scientists say there is no evidence drinking large amounts of water is beneficial for the average healthy person, and do not even know how this widely held belief came about.
Specialists in kidney conditions in America reviewed research on claims eight 8oz glasses of water help flush toxins from the body, preventing weight gain and improving skin tone.
Dr Dan Negoianu and Dr Stanley Goldfarb, of the Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division at the University of Pennsylvania, said no single study indicated average healthy people needed to drink this amount of water - a total of 3.3 pints - each day.
The researchers did find some evidence that individuals in hot, dry climates, as well as athletes, need to increase the amount of water they drink. Studies have also shown that drinking lots of water helps the body to clear salt and urea.
Headaches also are often attributed to water deprivation, but there is little data to back this up, claim the scientists.
Only one small trial has addressed this question, and while trial participants who increased their water intake experienced fewer headaches than those who did not, the results were not statistically significant.
Originally posted by an0maly33
Study: Skip the Water, Have a Soda Instead
i think it's pretty irresponsible to imply that the study favors soda over water when it doesn't make or even imply any such claim. that's the msm for you - and the worst of them.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
I can understand what you say about the bottled water, but I'm going to have to disagree about the life expectancy of developing nations. That's simply not true.
We have access to western medicine which cures many debilitating diseases, whether chronic or not. Most developing nations don't.
Originally posted by oLDWoRLDDiSoRDeR
Like 99.9999999% of things in the world . Take as needed.