09/26/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – A new study suggests kids in the U.S. are not taking in a recommended amount of water on average daily. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that the deficiency of the fluid could lead to significant health complications.
Samantha Heller, clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., who is not connected to the study, is quoted in the report as stating of the potential consequences of not drinking enough water, “Even mild dehydration can affect physiological function, and cause fatigue, muscle weakness, headaches and dry mouth.”
Ashima K. Kant from Queens College of the City University of New York and Barry I. Graubard of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, are quoted as writing of the implications for their findings, “Efforts to moderate the consumption of sweetened beverages and promote plain water intake should not only continue to promote plain water for snacks but also should recognize the importance of replacing nonnutritive beverages at meal time with plain water.”
More information about the study may be found in the October publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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