New Study: Proper Hydration

January 3, 2023
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The results suggest that proper hydration may slow down aging and prolong a disease-free life.

Natalia Dmitrieva, a researcher in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and author of a study which analyzed about 11,000 adults over a 25-year period, finding that proper hydration may yield powerful health benefits.

Why It Matters: The study from the National Institutes of Health suggests that staying properly hydrated could be an effective preventative health measure. Researchers found that proper hydration is associated with a lower risk of dying early, of being biologically older than one's chronological age, and of developing chronic diseases.

Did You Know? "Worldwide population surveys estimate that more than 50% of people drink less fluid than recommended," study author Dmitrieva said. The National Academy of Medicine recommends an average daily water intake of 2.7 liters (91 ounces) for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men from all foods and liquids.

Poor hydration may be linked to early aging and chronic disease, a 25-year study finds (NBC News)

Water and Healthier Drinks (CDC)

Water: How much should you drink every day? (Mayo Clinic)

by Jenna Lee,