15 Jul '11, 12pm

Global Health and Wellness News: Advice to drink 8 glasses of water a day 'nonsense,' argues doctor

Global Health and Wellness News: Advice to drink 8 glasses of water a day 'nonsense,' argues doctor

RELATED ARTICLES Research debunks health value of guzzling water April 2, 2008 06:32 PM Evidence wishy-washy for health benefits of water April 2, 2008 01:38 PM Bottled Water: How Americans Got Sucked into a Corporate Con Game June 17, 2008 09:48 AM Drinking Water Proven to Help Weight Loss August 25, 2010 01:12 PM The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," argues GP, Margaret McCartney in this week's BMJ. ADVERTISEMENT There is currently no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, she says, yet the "we-don't-drink-enough-water" myth has endless advocates, including the NHS. The NHS Choices website states: "Try to drink about six to eight glasses of water (or other fluids) a day to prevent dehydration," while many schools also feel it appropri...

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