Study: Poor Hydration Linked to Aging, Chronic Diseases

Drink up to slow down early aging and chronic disease, a new study suggests.

In results posted Monday from the National Institutes of Health, adults who aren’t hydrated sufficiently might age faster, face a higher risk of chronic diseases, and be more likely to die younger than those who remain well-hydrated.

Researchers looked at levels of sodium in the participants’ blood as a proxy for hydration — since higher concentrations are a sign they most likely weren’t consuming enough fluids, according to NBC News, which reported the research.

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