Fighting Heart Disease With Water

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    One of the most remarkable medical research findings is how consumption of water reduces the risk of heart disease. That’s water, plain water.

    Professor Jacqueline Chan of Loma Linda University studied the water consumption habits and health histories of 20,000 people. She found that drinking three or four glasses of water a day reduced the risk of coronary heart disease, 40 percent for men and 43 percent for women. What about drinking even more water? Consumption of five or more glasses of water a day cut heart disease risk 62 percent for men, but oddly only 39 for women.


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    Fight Heart Disease With Water by Joel Hirschhorn
     
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    Um ... okay ... why didn't they stop to think that since we should be drinking six to eight glasses of water a day to live, perhaps chances for heart disease just increases when you don't drink enough?
     
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    Personally, I'm a water-oholic. I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day beyond whatever's in my food. Solely because I really like water. So this is good news for me.
     
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    Waaaa ter

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    So order up a glass of water with your double bacon cheeseburger and you're good to go!
     
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    Nephrologist Stanley Goldfarb, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a specialist in renal electrolytes and hypertension, suggests caution before al-tering clinical practice based on this observational study. “It is not clear why drinking more fluid would lead to increased protein excretion,” Dr. Goldfarb said. “It may be that measuring very small amounts of protein in large volumes of urine introduces some systematic error; it is also unclear why [the individuals involved] drank so much fluid. Do they have a history of kidney problems, or do they have an occupation which exposes them to some factor that provokes proteinuria? But the results are worthy of further study.”

    I'll wait for more research before I decide to restrict my fluid intake, thanks.
     
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    His point was that it works both ways, people keep jumping to extremes either way because of circumstantial evidence and no solid proof. Douger just posted a contradictory study to demonstrate this. Like the "fat free" food craze, which you can also gain as much weight from as food containing high fat content, was another extreme craze caused by circumstantial evidence.
     

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