Drinking 8 Glasses Of Water A Day Is ‘Nonsense,’ Doc Says

[postimg url=”http://static.ready2beat.com/files/images/main/health/dr/drinking_8_glasses_of_water_a_day_is_nonsense_doc_says_220700.jpg”]The health recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day is “thoroughly debunked nonsense,” a doctor wrote this week in a commentary in the British Medical Journal.

Many health departments and organizations tout the need to drink that much water every day, but there is no high-quality scientific evidence to support the recommendation, wrote Dr. Margaret McCartney, a general practitioner based in Scotland.

Some organizations backed by bottled-water makers — such as Hydration for Health, created by the makers of Volvic and Evian — say that it’s important to drink 1.5 to 2 liters (about 6 to 8 cups) of water a day, and that being even mildly dehydrated plays a role in disease development, McCartney wrote. [link url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/14/drinking-8-glasses-of-wat_n_899276.html]

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