Drinking Too Little Water Ups Chances Of Obesity By 50 percent

The Institute of Medicine suggests 91 ounces of Water for women, from all food and beverages combined. This includes water-laden foods such as apples, celery, cucumbers, plums, and watermelon, to name a few.

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According to a study published in the July-August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, water might be a secret weapon for dieters. The research involved nearly 10,000 adults.

It was observed that those who were inadequately hydrated had higher body mass index (BMIs) than those who were adequately hydrated as indicated by study leader Dr. Tammy Chang, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

The study “indicates hydration might impact weight, but it does not prove that,” said Connie Diekman, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis.

“What it does show, though, is that a diet that includes more water, whether as a beverage or the water found in fruits and vegetables, is likely associated with a healthier weight,” said Diekman, who wasn’t involved in the study.

For the study, water intake was assessed as adequate or inadequate based on urine samples provided for the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2012. The more than 9.500 participants ranged in age from 18 to 64, and nearly one-third were inadequately hydrated, the study found.

BMI is a calculation of body fat based on height and weight. Overall, the sufficiently hydrated adults had an average BMI of 28, versus 29 for those deemed inadequately hydrated. (A BMI of 25 is considered overweight; 30 is obese.)

Benefits of Drinking Water

Drinking enough water may makes a person feel fuller, so they eat less and don’t gain excess weight. Like every other chemical reaction in your body, fat-burning can occur only in the presence of water.Some scientists believe that running low on H2O can actually cause your body to store fat. Someone who is adequately hydrated may eat an overall healthy diet.


Water has no calories and is to be privileged as the first source of hydration when you want to manage your weight. So, keep drinking.

To learn about  additional Water Benefits read,  Water: A Versatile Nutrient at http://womenfitness.net/water-versatile-nutrient/.


The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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