Good hydration linked to healthy aging

Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in eBioMedicine.   
  
Using health data gathered from 11,255 adults over a 30-year period, researchers analyzed links between serum sodium levels – which go up when fluid intake goes down – and various indicators of health. They found that adults with serum sodium levels at the higher end of a normal range were more likely to develop chronic conditions and show signs of advanced biological aging than those with serum sodium levels in the medium ranges. Adults with higher levels were also more likely to die at a younger age.   

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“The results suggest that proper hydration may slow down aging and prolong a disease-free life,” said Natalia Dmitrieva, Ph.D., a study author and researcher in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of NIH.   

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5 responses to “Good hydration linked to healthy aging

  1. That makes a lot of sense, Tony. Great post.

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  2. As the previous person said, it does make good sense.

    But I am at the age where my bladder is not as secure as it used to be. So how much water, either in litres or pints, is recommended?If it is a great deal more than I am drinking at present then I am going to have to think about getting rid of the drunken water.

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    • Good question, Paul. I think this has to be an individual matter regarding quantities since they don’t give any examples. Through trial and error you should know. If you aren’t showing any symptoms of dehydration, you are likely all right. If you want a more definitive answer, check with your health care provider.

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  3. I like the simplicity of this post. Nothing complicated, easy to understand and very inexpensive to put into practice. 🙂😊

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