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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Popular “the theory of eight glasses of water” questioned

A study conducted by Australian experts from Monash University, has shown that man, contrary to popular belief, you do not need every day to drink a certain and fixed quantity of water. Thus, the conclusion of scientists suggests that the popular “the theory of eight glasses of water”, likely does not reflect reality.

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Experts suggested the volunteers to drink some water after exercising, and then, some time later, drink another one “portion”, without thirst and with a sufficient amount of water in the body. Meanwhile, the scientists watched the brains of study participants using functional magnetic resonance imaging.

As it turned out, for trying to drink water “against the will” of the participants in the study spent three times more effort to swallow than when they actually drank. According to experts, it testifies that the body of participants so resisted that it got an excessive amount of water. Experts tend to consider such a defense mechanism logical — excessive consumption of water does cause significant harm to health.

According to scientists, the results indicate that consumption of the optimal amount of water people should focus primarily on their own sense of lust, and not on certain schedules or “rules” of fluid intake. According to experts, sometimes the misunderstanding of this principle has led to serious consequences — particularly for athletes who followed the instructions and drank much more water than they required.

The received results scientists have presented on the pages of the scientific publication Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America.


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