A Summary of Turbulent Waters
Original Article By Allison J. Cleary
Recent studies are debating the age-old '8 glasses a day' rule. Heinz Valtin, a kidney specialist at Dartmouth Medical School suggests that for the average healthy adult, living a sedentary existance, 6-7 glasses of fluid a day should be sufficient. However Jaqueline Chan, a researcher on the Adventist Health Study, strongly disagrees. After tracking the health and lifestyles of more than 20 000 Seventh-Day Adventists in California she found that higher water intake was related to a much lower occurrence of fatal heart attacks. Chan believes that increased water intake will thin blood, reducing the risk of a fatal heart attack by as much as 50%. Contrary to Valtin's claim that all fluids can count toward your total, Chan's study demonstrated that those who consumed milk, caffeinated beverages, juices or sodas were twice as likely to fall victim to a fatal heart attack than those who consumed water.
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