WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN HYDRATION INSTITUTE?

The European Hydration Institute is a foundation established with the objectives of advancing and sharing knowledge of all matters relating to human hydration and its effects on health, wellness and performance.  The European Hydration Institute The European Hydration Institute (EHI) was founded in response to the need expressed by a number of scientists, nutritionists and health care professionals, for […]

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OVERHYDRATION

The body’s water content is tightly regulated and normally varies by no more than about 1% (about 250-500 ml) on a daily basis even under stressful conditions (Cheuvront et al, 2004). This tight regulation reflects the various processes that control the intake and loss of both water and salt on a daily process. A fall […]

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Consequences of dehydration

Dehydration is the loss of water from the body in excess of the amount consumed. What is dehydration? Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water than is taken in. It is often accompanied by disturbances in the body’s mineral salt or electrolyte balance – especially disturbances in the concentrations of sodium and potassium. Under typical […]

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HYDRATION & BEVERAGES

Replacement of the body’s water and salt losses is essential to maintain appropriate hydration and a good health status. Replacement of water can be achieved through food and beverages. It is calculated that of the total water needed, 20% typically comes from food and 80% from beverages, but this may vary greatly, depending on the […]

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HYDRATION LEVELS

Water is lost from the body predominantly via the kidney as urine and via the skin as sweat. These losses vary widely with the amount of fluid intake, diet, activity level, temperature and clothing. Water balance is achieved when losses are compensated by intake from food and beverages plus metabolic water production. Water balance normally varies over […]

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Tips to good hydration during physical activity

Stay hydrated during physical activity with these essential tips! Learn how to properly hydrate your body before, during, and after exercise to improve performance and prevent dehydration.

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Comparing Pedialyte and Gatorade: Which Is the Better Option?

Discover the key differences between Pedialyte and Gatorade and find out which one is the best choice for you.

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Is Pickle Juice an Effective Remedy for Dehydration?

Discover the truth about pickle juice as a remedy for dehydration.

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Discover the Best Drink for Dehydration

Stay hydrated with the best drink for dehydration. Our article explores the top options to quench your thirst and keep you feeling refreshed.

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Understanding the Symptoms of Dehydration

Learn about the signs and symptoms of dehydration in this informative article.

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How Dehydration Can Cause Back Pain

Learn how dehydration can lead to back pain and what you can do to prevent it.

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How Alcohol Dehydration Affects Your Health

Learn about the detrimental effects of alcohol dehydration on your health in this informative article.

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A Comprehensive Berkey Water Filter Review

Looking for a reliable water filter that can provide clean and safe drinking water for your family? Check out our comprehensive Berkey Water Filter review and discover how this top-rated filtration system can remove harmful contaminants and improve the taste of your tap water.

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A Comprehensive Review of the Zero Water Filter

Looking for a reliable water filter? Check out our comprehensive review of the Zero Water Filter.

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Hydration: The New FIFA World Cup’s Challenge for Referee Decision Making?

TITLE: Hydration: The New FIFA World Cup’s Challenge for Referee Decision Making? AUTHOR: Houssein M, Lopes P, Fagnoni B, Ahmaidi S, Yonis SM, Leprêtre PM. REFERENCE: J Athl Train. 2016 Feb 16. YEAR: 2016 Various continental sporting events have exposed team sports referees to different environmental conditions. Several studies have focused on strategies to prevent athlete performance impairment induced […]

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Water and beverage consumption among children aged 4-13 years in France: analyses of INCA 2 (Étude Individuelle Nationale des Consommations Alimentaires 2006-2007) data

TITLE: Water and beverage consumption among children aged 4-13 years in France: analyses of INCA 2 (Étude Individuelle Nationale des Consommations Alimentaires 2006-2007) data AUTHOR: Vieux F, Maillot M, Constant F, Drewnowski A. REFERENCE: Public Health Nutr. 2016 Feb 16:1-10. YEAR: 2016 OBJECTIVE: To examine the consumption of plain water among children in France and compare total water intakes with […]

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Does a Water Protocol Improve the Hydration and Health Status of Individuals with Thin Liquid Aspiration Following Stroke? A Randomized Controlled Trial.

TITLE: Does a Water Protocol Improve the Hydration and Health Status of Individuals with Thin Liquid Aspiration Following Stroke? A Randomized Controlled Trial. AUTHOR: Murray J, Doeltgen S, Miller M, Scholten I. REFERENCE: Dysphagia. 2016 Feb 17. YEAR: 2016 The benefit of water protocols for individuals with thin liquid aspiration remains controversial, with mixed findings from a small number […]

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Energy Drink Use Among Ohio Appalachian Smokers.

TITLE: Energy Drink Use Among Ohio Appalachian Smokers. AUTHOR: Davison G, Shoben A, Pasch KE, Klein EG. REFERENCE: J Community Health. 2016 Feb 15. YEAR: 2016 Caffeine-containing energy drinks have emerged as a public health concern due to their association with caffeine toxicity and alcohol use. Despite the fact that previous research has linked caffeine use in the form […]

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Reliability of 24-h void frequency as an index of hydration status when euhydrated and hypohydrated.

TITLE: Reliability of 24-h void frequency as an index of hydration status when euhydrated and hypohydrated. AUTHOR: Tucker MA, Gonzalez MA, Adams JD, Burchfield JM, Moyen NE, Robinson FB, Schreiber BA, Ganio MS. REFERENCE: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb 10. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.233. YEAR: 2016 BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Void frequency (VF) is significantly correlated to hydration status, but it is unknown whether VF is […]

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The Effect of Hydration on the Voice Quality of Future Professional Vocal Performers.

TITLE: The Effect of Hydration on the Voice Quality of Future Professional Vocal Performers. AUTHOR: van Wyk L, Cloete M, Hattingh D, van der Linde J, Geertsema S. REFERENCE: J Voice. 2016 Feb 9. pii: S0892-1997(16)00008-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.01.002. YEAR: 2016 OBJECTIVES: The application of systemic hydration as an instrument for optimal voice quality has been a common practice by several professional voice […]

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Study on risk creatine and dehydration in athletes training in a gym.

TITLE: Study on risk creatine and dehydration in athletes training in a gym. AUTHOR: Muñoz Salvador L, Puñales Ariza M, Pérez Muñoz A, Espinosa Guerrero A. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10321. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Creatine is a supplement widely used by force athletes or whose goal is to gain muscle mass storing water in the intracellular space. Creatine […]

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Hydration and the human brain circulation and metabolism.

TITLE: Hydration and the human brain circulation and metabolism. AUTHOR: Trangmar S, Chiesa S, Kalsi K, Secher N, González-Alonso J. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10261. YEAR: 2015 Dehydration accrued during exercise in the heat challenges systemic and locomotor muscle blood flow, but its impact on brain blood flow and metabolism remains poorly understood. In this talk I will present […]

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Hydration habits in Spanish elite athletes.

TITLE: Hydration habits in Spanish elite athletes. AUTHOR: Moret Tatay A, Peña Miranda N, Tazón Sinobas S, Moreno Jurado N, Villamil Cabello E, Palacios Gil de Antuñano N. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10320. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: The concept of dehydration is defined as a risk to the health of athletes and their performance. Many athletes reach very high levels of […]

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Water consumption and hydration status affects fine motor skills in schoolchildren.

TITLE: Water consumption and hydration status affects fine motor skills in schoolchildren. AUTHOR: Booth P, Dawkins L, Moore D, Gentile-Rapinett G, Edmonds C. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10276. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that hydration status and water consumption affects cognitive performance but, to date, little research has looked at the effects on fine motor skills. OBJECTIVE: To […]

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Development of a hydration index: a randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status.

TITLE: Development of a hydration index: a randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status. AUTHOR: Oliver S, Walsh N, Maughan RJ, Watson P, Cordery PA, Dolci A, Rodríguez Sanchez N, Galloway SD. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10264. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: The water content of ingested beverages enters the body water pool at […]

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Dehydration in the hospitalized elderly.

TITLE: Dehydration in the hospitalized elderly. AUTHOR: Arquero Jerónimo R, Mateo Segura J, Acosta Amorós M. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10275. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Mild dehydration is common and it is usually caused by an insufficient fluid intake throughout the day. People are continuously losing liquids through sweating, breathing and urine. Others causes that lead to a loss of body […]

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Influence of alcohol consumption on hydration status in healthy adults.

TITLE: Influence of alcohol consumption on hydration status in healthy adults. AUTHOR: Redondo Useros N, Nova E, Zapatera B, Gheorghe A, Olivares M, Marcos A. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10334. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Both osmolality and water intake are considered key biomarkers of the hydration status, which is necessary for adequate cellular homeostasis and wellbeing. However, alcohol intake has been […]

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Hydration level and mood status in adolescents. The Up & Down Study.

TITLE: Hydration level and mood status in adolescents. The Up & Down Study. AUTHOR: Rodríguez Laprast J, Gómez Martínez S, Hernández González A, Marcos Sánchez A. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10338. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Optimum hydration is essential for a proper functioning of the organism. Adolescence is a period in which there is adoption of eating habits and also psychological […]

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Hydration included in graphical representations of food based dietary guidelines worldwide: an overview.

TITLE: Hydration included in graphical representations of food based dietary guidelines worldwide: an overview. AUTHOR: Perales García A, Urrialde R, López-Sobaler AM, Ortega-Anta RM. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10330. YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: An adequate hydration status is essential to maintain all our physiological and cognitive functions. These functions are directly correlated to age, gender, body composition, physiological status, level of […]

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Hydration habits of a group of university students.

TITLE: Hydration habits of a group of university students. AUTHOR: Rodríguez Yera E, García Izquierdo I, Martín Salinas C. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10340. YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: Determine hydration habits of university students. METHODS: Transversal and descriptive study in a sample of 102 nursing students of Autónoma University of Madrid. Water and other liquids intake habits were gathered through an […]

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Hydration habits of a group of university students.

TITLE: Hydration habits of a group of university students. AUTHOR: Rodríguez Yera E, García Izquierdo I, Martín Salinas C. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10340. YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: Determine hydration habits of university students. METHODS: Transversal and descriptive study in a sample of 102 nursing students of Autónoma University of Madrid. Water and other liquids intake habits were gathered through an […]

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Hydration status of cancer patients with palliative care: hydrated or dehydrated?

TITLE: Hydration status of cancer patients with palliative care: hydrated or dehydrated? AUTHOR: Valero-Pérez M, Morato-Martínez M, Palma-Milla S, López-Plaza B, Bermejo-López L, Gómez-Candela C. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 Dec 1;32(s02):10390. YEAR: 2015 Introduction: the relationship between thirst and dehydration in terminal patients at end of life is limited and the current bibliography agree with this controversy. Due to the lacking […]

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Sweat sodium loss influences serum sodium concentration in a marathon.

TITLE: Sweat sodium loss influences serum sodium concentration in a marathon. AUTHOR: Lara B, Salinero JJ, Areces F, Ruiz-Vicente D, Gallo-Salazar C, Abián-Vicén J, Del Coso J. REFERENCE: Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Dec 13. doi: 10.1111/sms.12637. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 The aim of this investigation was to determine the influence of sweat electrolyte concentration on […]

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Beverage intake and obesity in early childhood: evidence form primary health care clients in Northwest Argentina.

TITLE: Beverage intake and obesity in early childhood: evidence form primary health care clients in Northwest Argentina. AUTHOR: Alderete E, Bejarano I, Rodríguez A. REFERENCE: J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2015 Dec 7:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are thought to play an important role in weight gain. We examined the relationship between the […]

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Replacing sugary drinks with milk is inversely associated with weight gain among young obesity-predisposed children

TITLE: Replacing sugary drinks with milk is inversely associated with weight gain among young obesity-predisposed children AUTHOR: Zheng M, Rangan A, Allman-Farinelli M, Rohde JF, Olsen NJ, Heitmann BL. REFERENCE: Br J Nutr. 2015 Nov;114(9):1448-55. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515002974. Epub 2015 Sep 2. YEAR: 2015 The aim of the present study was to examine the associations of sugary drink consumption and […]

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Water deprivation-partial rehydration induces sensitization of sodium appetite and alteration of hypothalamic transcripts

TITLE: Water deprivation-partial rehydration induces sensitization of sodium appetite and alteration of hypothalamic transcripts AUTHOR: Pereira-Derderian DT, Vendramini RC, Menani JV, Chiavegatto S, De Luca LA Jr. REFERENCE: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2015 Nov 4:ajpregu.00501.2014. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00501.2014. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Sodium intake occurs either as a spontaneous or induced behavior, which is enhanced, […]

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Effects on weight loss in adults of replacing diet beverages with water during a hypoenergetic diet: a randomized, 24-wk clinical trial

TITLE: Effects on weight loss in adults of replacing diet beverages with water during a hypoenergetic diet: a randomized, 24-wk clinical trial AUTHOR: Madjd A, Taylor MA, Delavari A, Malekzadeh R, Macdonald IA, Farshchi HR. REFERENCE: Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov 4. pii: ajcn109397. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: Obese people believe that drinking diet beverages […]

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Hydration, fluid regulation and the eye: in health and disease

TITLE: Hydration, fluid regulation and the eye: in health and disease AUTHOR: Sherwin JC, Kokavec J, Thornton SN. REFERENCE: Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;43(8):749-64. doi: 10.1111/ceo.12546. Epub 2015 Jun 19. YEAR: 2015 Variation in systemic hydration status, namely chronic systemic hypohydration or dehydration, can influence the development of several chronic non-ophthalmic diseases. Owing to the eye’s high water content and unique system […]

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Food and drink message has to work down from the top

TITLE: Food and drink message has to work down from the top AUTHOR: Harrison T REFERENCE: Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2015 Nov 25;22(8):13. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.8.13.s11. YEAR: 2015 FRESH GUIDANCE aimed at reducing poor nutrition and hydration in patients places more responsibility on senior nurses and clinical commissioners to ensure that messages trickle down to staff at all levels http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26602470

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The structure and mechanical properties of articular cartilage are highly resilient towards transient dehydration

TITLE: The structure and mechanical properties of articular cartilage are highly resilient towards transient dehydration AUTHOR: Boettcher K, Kienle S, Nachtsheim J, Burgkart R, Hugel T, Lieleg O. REFERENCE: Acta Biomater. 2015 Sep 30. pii: S1742-7061(15)30127-6. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.09.034. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Articular cartilage is a mechanically highly challenged material with very limited regenerative ability. In contrast […]

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Adolescent impulsivity and soft drink consumption: The role of parental regulation

TITLE: Adolescent impulsivity and soft drink consumption: The role of parental regulation AUTHOR: Melbye EL, Bergh IH, Hausken SE, Sleddens EF, Glavin K, Lien N, Bjelland M. REFERENCE: Appetite. 2015 Oct 9;96:432-442. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.09.040. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 The present study aimed to explore the process in which impulsivity might influence soft drink consumption in adolescents, addressing […]

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Obesity and obesity-related behaviors among rural and urban adults in the USA

TITLE: Obesity and obesity-related behaviors among rural and urban adults in the USA AUTHOR: Trivedi T, Liu J, Probst J, Merchant A, Jhones S, Martin AB. REFERENCE: Rural Remote Health. 2015 Oct-Dec;15(4):3267. Epub 2015 Oct 13 YEAR: 2015 INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have reported a higher prevalence of obesity among rural Americans. However, it is not clear whether obesity-related behaviors […]

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Nutrient and food intakes in early life and risk of childhood fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

TITLE: Nutrient and food intakes in early life and risk of childhood fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis AUTHOR: Händel MN, Heitmann BL, Abrahamsen B. REFERENCE: Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Oct 7. pii: ajcn108456. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: The identification of detrimental dietary patterns early in life may contribute to reducing the high incidence of […]

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The Effect of Post-Exercise Milk Protein Intake on Rehydration of Children

TITLE: The Effect of Post-Exercise Milk Protein Intake on Rehydration of Children AUTHOR: Volterman KA, Moore DR, Obeid J, Offord EA, Timmons BW. YEAR: 2015 PURPOSE: In adults, rehydration after exercise in the heat can be enhanced with a protein-containing beverage; however, whether this applies to children remains unknown. This study examined the effect of milk protein intake […]

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DEHYDRATION ACCELERATES REDUCTIONS IN CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW DURING PROLONGED EXERCISE IN THE HEAT WITHOUT COMPROMISING BRAIN METABOLISM

TITLE: DEHYDRATION ACCELERATES REDUCTIONS IN CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW DURING PROLONGED EXERCISE IN THE HEAT WITHOUT COMPROMISING BRAIN METABOLISM AUTHOR: Trangmar SJ, Chiesa ST, Llodio I, Garcia B, Kalsi K, Secher NH, González-Alonso J. REFERENCE: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Sep 14:ajpheart.00525.2015. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00525.2015. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Dehydration hastens the decline in cerebral blood flow (CBF) […]

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Price elasticity of the demand for sugar sweetened beverages and soft drinks in Mexico

TITLE: Price elasticity of the demand for sugar sweetened beverages and soft drinks in Mexico AUTHOR: Colchero MA, Salgado JC, Unar-Munguía M, Hernández-Ávila M, Rivera-Dommarco JA. REFERENCE: Econ Hum Biol. 2015 Sep 5;19:129-137. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2015.08.007. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 A large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that sugar drinks are harmful to health. Intake of […]

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Low calorie sweeteners in food and food supplements on the Italian market

TITLE: Low calorie sweeteners in food and food supplements on the Italian market AUTHOR: Janvier S; Goscinny S; Donne CL; Loco JV. REFERENCE: Food Addit Contam Part B Surveill. 2015 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 This study determines the occurrence and concentration levels of artificial low calorie sweeteners (LCS) in food and food supplements on the […]

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Improving nutrition in older people in acute care

TITLE: Improving nutrition in older people in acute care AUTHOR: Charalambous L. REFERENCE: Nurs Stand. 2015 Jul 22;29(47):50-7. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.47.50.e9873. YEAR: 2015 Older people have an increased risk of becoming malnourished when they are ill. Admission to hospital may affect their nutritional intake and nutritional status. Nutrition screening and implementation of nutrition care plans can help minimise the risk […]

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Global, Regional, and National Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Fruit Juices, and Milk: A Systematic Assessment of Beverage Intake in 187 Countries

TITLE: Global, Regional, and National Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Fruit Juices, and Milk: A Systematic Assessment of Beverage Intake in 187 Countries AUTHOR: LoS One. 2015 Aug 5;10(8):e0124845. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124845. eCollection 2015. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), fruit juice, and milk are components of diet of major public health interest. To-date, assessment of their global distributions and […]

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Acute consumption of a caffeinated energy drink enhances aspects of performance in sprint swimmers

TITLE: Acute consumption of a caffeinated energy drink enhances aspects of performance in sprint swimmers AUTHOR: Lara B, Ruiz-Vicente D, Areces F, Abián-Vicén J, Salinero JJ, Gonzalez-Millán C, Gallo-Salazar C, Del Coso J. REFERENCE: Br J Nutr. 2015 Aug 17:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 This study investigated the effect of a caffeinated energy drink on various aspects […]

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Patterns of drinking and eating across the European Union: implications for hydration status

TITLE: Patterns of drinking and eating across the European Union: implications for hydration status AUTHOR: Elmadfa I, Meyer AL. REFERENCE: Nutr Rev. 2015 Sep;73 Suppl 2:141-7. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuv034. YEAR: 2015 Appropriate hydration is essential for health and well-being. In Europe, water consumption patterns vary despite the unlimited availability of this resource. Water constitutes the largest proportion of total fluid intake in […]

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Role of nutrition in performance enhancement and postexercise recovery

TITLE: Role of nutrition in performance enhancement and postexercise recovery AUTHOR: Beck KL, Thomson JS, Swift RJ, von Hurst PR. REFERENCE: Open Access J Sports Med. 2015 Aug 11;6:259-67. doi: 10.2147/OAJSM.S33605. eCollection 2015. Review YEAR: 2015 A number of factors contribute to success in sport, and diet is a key component. An athlete’s dietary requirements depend on several aspects, […]

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Soft drinks and in vitro dental erosion

TITLE: Soft drinks and in vitro dental erosion AUTHOR: Gravelle BL, Hagen Ii TW, Mayhew SL, Crumpton B, Sanders T, Horne V. REFERENCE: Gen Dent. 2015 Jul-Aug;63(4):33-8. YEAR: 2015 The purpose of this investigation was to determine to what extent the in vitro exposure of healthy teeth to various commonly consumed carbonated soft drinks may precipitate dental erosion. Forty-two […]

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Hydration in the Pediatric Athlete – How to Guide Your Patients

TITLE: Hydration in the Pediatric Athlete – How to Guide Your Patients AUTHOR: Bergeron MF. REFERENCE: Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Jul-Aug;14(4):288-93. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000179. YEAR: 2015 Hydration is arguably among the foremost priorities youth athletes, parents, and coaches habitually consider as vital for sports. Insufficient hydration and a resultant measurable sweat-induced body water deficit can negatively affect performance and, in […]

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Assessing Hydration in Children: From Science to Practice

TITLE: Assessing Hydration in Children: From Science to Practice AUTHOR: Guelinckx I, Frémont-Marquis AS, Eon E, Kavouras SA, Armstrong LE. REFERENCE: Ann Nutr Metab. 2015;66 Suppl 3:5-9. doi: 10.1159/000381814. Epub 2015 Jun 18. YEAR: 2015 Raising children’s awareness about their hydration status could be done through a noninvasive biomarker. Urine color (UC) has been validated as a biomarker of hydration in […]

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Nutritional habits and cognitive performance of older adults

TITLE: Nutritional habits and cognitive performance of older adults AUTHOR: Mallidou A, Cartie M. REFERENCE: Nurs Manag (Harrow). 2015 May;22(3):27-34. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.3.27.e1331. YEAR: 2015 Healthy nutritional habits, including drinking plenty of water and maintaining hydration, are fundamental components for sustaining life, health and wellbeing. Evidence has suggested that certain dietary patterns and lifestyles could help delay the ageing process and […]

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Intake of water and different beverages in adults across 13 countries

TITLE: Intake of water and different beverages in adults across 13 countries AUTHOR: Guelinckx I, Ferreira-Pêgo C, Moreno LA, Kavouras SA, Gandy J, Martinez H, Bardosono S, Abdollahi M, Nasseri E, Jarosz A, Ma G, Carmuega E, Babio N, Salas-Salvadó J. REFERENCE: Eur J Nutr. 2015 Jun;54 Suppl 2:45-55. doi: 10.1007/s00394-015-0952-8. Epub 2015 Jun 14. YEAR: 2015Behaviour: knowledge, understanding […]

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Food and beverage cues in children’s television programmes: the influence of programme genre

TITLE: Food and beverage cues in children’s television programmes: the influence of programme genre AUTHOR: Scully P, Reid O, Macken A, Healy M, Saunders J, Leddin D, Cullen W, Dunne C, O’Gorman CS. REFERENCE: Public Health Nutr. 2015 Jun 17:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: The link between childhood obesity and both television viewing and television advertising […]

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Hydration and chemical ingredients in sport drinks: food safety in the European context

TITLE: Hydration and chemical ingredients in sport drinks: food safety in the European context AUTHOR: Urdampilleta A, Gómez-Zorita S, Soriano JM, Martínez-Sanz JM, Medina S, Gil-Izquierdo A. REFERENCE: Nutr Hosp. 2015 May 1;31(n05):1889-1899. YEAR: 2015 Before, during and after physical activity, hydration is a limiting factor in athletic performance. Therefore, adequate hydration provides benefits for health and performance of athletes. Besides, […]

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Childhood obesity and food intake

Childhood obesity and food intake TITLE: Childhood obesity and food intake AUTHOR: Huang JY, Qi SJ. REFERENCE: World J Pediatr. 2015 May;11(2):101-7. doi: 10.1007/s12519-015-0018-2. Epub 2015 Apr 30. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity among children is growing in China at present. Childhood obesity reflects complex interactions of genetic, environmental, social and behavioral factors. Foods, nutritional components, and […]

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Age differences in the brain mechanisms of good taste

TITLE: Age differences in the brain mechanisms of good taste AUTHOR: Rolls ET, Kellerhals MB, Nichols TE. REFERENCE: Neuroimage. 2015 Apr 2;113:298-309. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.065. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 There is strong evidence demonstrating age-related differences in the acceptability of foods andbeverages. To examine the neural foundations underlying these age-related differences in the acceptability of different flavors and […]

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Dehydrated Drivers Make The Same Number of Mistakes As Drink Drivers

A new study published in the medical journal Physiology and Behaviour has revealed that even mild dehydration is equivalent to being over the drink driving limit in terms of driver errors. Researchers at Loughborough University carried out a range of tests over two days on male drivers, using a laboratory-based driving simulator.  During the normal hydration test there were 47 driving […]

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Beverage habits and mortality in chinese adults

TITLE: Beverage habits and mortality in chinese adults AUTHOR: Odegaard AO, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Pereira MA. REFERENCE: J Nutr. 2015 Mar;145(3):595-604. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.200253. Epub 2015 Jan 21. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: There is limited research examining beverage habits, one of the most habitual dietary behaviors, with mortality risk. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association between coffee, black and green […]

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A Comparison of Fruits, Vegetables, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, and Desserts in the Packed Lunches of Elementary School Children

TITLE: A Comparison of Fruits, Vegetables, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, and Desserts in the Packed Lunches of Elementary School Children AUTHOR: Farris AR, Misyak S, Duffey KJ, Mann GR, Davis GC, Hosig K, Atzaba-Poria N, McFerren MM, Serrano EL. REFERENCE: Child Obes. 2015 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Background: An estimated 40% of children bring a packed lunch […]

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Comparing lung ultrasound with bioimpedance spectroscopy for evaluating hydration in peritoneal dialysis patients

TITLE: Comparing lung ultrasound with bioimpedance spectroscopy for evaluating hydration in peritoneal dialysis patients AUTHOR: Paudel K, Kausik T, Visser A, Ramballi C, Fan SL REFERENCE: Nephrology (Carlton). 2015 Jan;20(1):1-5. doi: 10.1111/nep.12342 YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS), ultrasound lung comets (ULC) and serum biomarkers (N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, NT-proBNP) have all been used to assist clinicians to determine hydration status […]

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Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to Australian children and adolescents

TITLE: Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to Australian children and adolescents AUTHOR: Boelsen-Robinson T, Backholer K, Peeters A. REFERENCE: Health Promot Int. 2015 Mar 13. pii: dav008. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 The emergence of new media-including branded websites, social media and mobile applications-has created additional touch points for unhealthy food and beverage companies to target children and […]

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Heat-related illness in sports and exercise

TITLE: Heat-related illness in sports and exercise AUTHOR: Nichols AW. REFERENCE: Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2014 Dec;7(4):355-65. doi: 10.1007/s12178-014-9240-0. YEAR: 2015 Exertional heat-related illness (EHRI) is comprised of several states that afflict physically active persons when exercising during conditions of high environmental heat stress. Certain forms of EHRI may become life threatening if not treated. Exertional heat stroke (EHS), […]

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Preoperative dehydration increases risk of postoperative acute renal failure in colon and rectal surgery

TITLE: Preoperative dehydration increases risk of postoperative acute renal failure in colon and rectal surgery AUTHOR: Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Phelan MJ, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. REFERENCE: J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Dec;18(12):2178-85. doi: 10.1007/s11605-014-2661-7. Epub 2014 Sep 20. YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVES: There is limited data regarding the effects of preoperative dehydration on postoperative renal function. We sought […]

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Myths around staying hydrated washed away

Scientists at the universities of Stirling, Loughborough and Bangor have discovered that a variety of drinks can keep people as equally hydrated as water. A trial investigating the effects of 13 commonly consumed drinks on urine output and fluid balance, revealed that several fluids are just as, or more, hydrating compared to water. Participants consumed […]

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The effect of hypohydration on endothelial function in young healthy adults.

TITLE: The effect of hypohydration on endothelial function in young healthy adults. AUTHOR: Arnaoutis G, Kavouras SA, Stratakis N, Likka M, Mitrakou A, Papamichael C, Sidossis LS, Stamatelopoulos K. REFERENCE: Eur J Nutr. 2016 Feb 10. YEAR: 2016 PURPOSE: Hypohydration has been suggested as a predisposing factor for several pathologies including cardiovascular diseases (CVD). While CVD are the leading cause […]

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Thirst interoception and its relationship to a Western-style diet

TITLE: Thirst interoception and its relationship to a Western-style diet AUTHOR: Brannigan M, Stevenson RJ, Francis H. REFERENCE: Physiol Behav. 2015 Feb;139:423-9. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.050. Epub 2014 Nov 20. YEAR: 2015 Less sensitive interoception for hunger and fullness has been observed in people who consume a diet rich in saturated fat and added sugar. In this study we examined whether […]

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Does salt increase thirst?

TITLE: Does salt increase thirst? AUTHOR: Leshem M. REFERENCE: Appetite. 2015 Feb;85:70-5. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.014. Epub 2014 Nov 15 YEAR: 2015 Our diet is believed to be overly rich in sodium, and it is commonly believed that sodium intake increases drinking. Hence the concern of a possible contribution of dietary sodium to beverage intake which in turn may contribute to obesity and […]

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How we eat what we eat: identifying meal routines and practices most strongly associated with healthy and unhealthy dietary factors among young adults

TITLE: How we eat what we eat: identifying meal routines and practices most strongly associated with healthy and unhealthy dietary factors among young adults AUTHOR: Laska MN, Hearst MO, Lust K, Lytle LA, Story M. REFERENCE: Public Health Nutr. 2014 Dec 2:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: (i) To examine associations between young adults’ meal routines and […]

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Comparing the rehydration potential of different milk-based drinks to a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage

TITLE: Comparing the rehydration potential of different milk-based drinks to a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage AUTHOR: Desbrow B, Jansen S, Barrett A, Leveritt MD, Irwin C REFERENCE: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Dec;39(12):1366-72. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0174. Epub 2014 Aug 14. YEAR: 2015 The aim of this study was to compare the rehydration potential of a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage with several varieties of milk […]

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Central diabetes insipidus: alert for dehydration in very low birth weight infants during the neonatal period. A case report

TITLE: Central diabetes insipidus: alert for dehydration in very low birth weight infants during the neonatal period. A case report AUTHOR: Ferlin ML, Sales DS, Celini FP, Martinelli Junior CE. REFERENCE: Sao Paulo Med J. 2015 Feb;133(1):60-3. doi: 10.1590/1516-3180.2012.6450001. Epub 2014 Sep 26. YEAR: 2015 CONTEXT: Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is a rare cause of hypernatremia during the neonatal period. The […]

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Association between water consumption and body weight outcomes in children and adolescents: a systematic review

TITLE: Association between water consumption and body weight outcomes in children and adolescents: a systematic review AUTHOR: Muckelbauer R, Barbosa CL, Mittag T, Burkhardt K, Mikelaishvili N, Müller-Nordhorn J. REFERENCE: Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Dec;22(12):2462-75. doi: 10.1002/oby.20911. YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: Water is recommended to replace sugar-containing beverages for prevention of childhood obesity. Because this recommendation is not evidence-based yet, […]

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A pilot study on how do elite surfski padllers manage their effort and hydration pattern in the heat

TITLE: A pilot study on how do elite surfski padllers manage their effort and hydration pattern in the heat AUTHOR: Hue O, Le Jeannic P, Chamari K. REFERENCE: Biol Sport. 2014 Dec;31(4):283-8. doi: 10.5604/20831862.1120936. Epub 2014 Sep 12. YEAR: 2015 To investigate thermal response, hydration behaviour and performance over flatwater kayaking races in tropical conditions (36.8°C and 68% rh). Five internationally-ranked […]

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24-h Void number as an indicator of hydration status

TITLE: 24-h Void number as an indicator of hydration status AUTHOR: Burchfield JM, Ganio MS, Kavouras SA, Adams JD, Gonzalez MA, Ridings CB, Moyen NE, Tucker MA REFERENCE: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Jan 21. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2014.278. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Background/Objectives:Few user-friendly hydration assessment techniques exist for the general population to use on a daily basis. The present […]

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Sonographic inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in college football players during preseason cAMP

TITLE: Sonographic inferior vena cava measurements to assess hydration status in college football players during preseason cAMP AUTHOR: Waterbrook AL, Shah A, Jannicky E, Stolz U, Cohen RP, Gross A, Adhikari S. REFERENCE: J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Feb;34(2):239-45. doi: 10.7863/ultra.34.2.239 YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether sonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava […]

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Thirst driving and suppressing signals encoded by distinct neural populations in the brain

TITLE: Thirst driving and suppressing signals encoded by distinct neural populations in the brain AUTHOR: Oka Y, Ye M, Zuker CS REFERENCE: Nature. 2015 Jan 26. doi: 10.1038/nature14108. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Thirst is the basic instinct to drink water. Previously, it was shown that neurons in several circumventricular organs of the hypothalamus are activated by thirst-inducing conditions. Here […]

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Exercise-associated hyponatremic encephalopathy and exertional heatstroke in a soldier: high rates of fluid intake during exercise caused rather than prevented a fatal outcome

TITLE: Exercise-associated hyponatremic encephalopathy and exertional heatstroke in a soldier: high rates of fluid intake during exercise caused rather than prevented a fatal outcome AUTHOR: Nolte HW1, Hew-Butler T, Noakes TD, Duvenage CS REFERENCE: Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Jan 14:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 Athletes are often advised to drink in order to “fully replace bodyweight losses” in […]

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Sauna-induced body mass loss in young sedentary women and men

TITLE: Sauna-induced body mass loss in young sedentary women and men AUTHOR: Podstawski R, Boraczyński T, Boraczyński M, Choszcz D, Mańkowski 3, Markowski P REFERENCE: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014:307421. doi: 10.1155/2014/307421. Epub 2014 Dec 31. YEAR: 2015 The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and body mass loss (BML) induced by thermal stress […]

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Disentangling Volumetric and Hydrational Properties of Proteins

TITLE: Disentangling Volumetric and Hydrational Properties of Proteins AUTHOR: Voloshin VP1, Medvedev NN, Smolin N, Geiger A, Winter R REFERENCE: J Phys Chem B. 2015 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 We used molecular dynamics simulations of a typical monomeric protein, SNase, in combination with Voronoi-Delaunay tessellation to study and analyze the temperature dependence of the apparent […]

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Are patients admitted to hospitals from care homes dehydrated? A retrospective analysis of hypernatraemia and in-hospital mortality

TITLE: Are patients admitted to hospitals from care homes dehydrated? A retrospective analysis of hypernatraemia and in-hospital mortality AUTHOR: Wolff A, Stuckler D, McKee M REFERENCE: J R Soc Med. 2015 Jan 15. pii: 0141076814566260. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: To compare risks of hypernatraemia on admission to hospital in persons who were with those who were […]

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Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are at higher risk of dehydration, study finds

TITLE: Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are at higher risk of dehydration, study finds AUTHOR: Wise J REFERENCE: BMJ. 2015 Jan 15;350:h249. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h249 YEAR: 2015 OBJECTIVE: To compare risks of hypernatraemia on admission to hospital in persons who were with those who were not identified as care home residents and evaluate the association of hypernatraemia with […]

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Oral hydration for prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in elective radiological procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

TITLE: Oral hydration for prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in elective radiological procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials AUTHOR: Cheungpasitporn W, Thongprayoon C, Brabec BA, Edmonds PJ, O’Corragain OA, Erickson SB REFERENCE: N Am J Med Sci. 2014 Dec;6(12):618-24. doi: 10.4103/1947-2714.147977. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: The reports on efficacy of oral hydration treatment for the prevention of […]

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Manipulations to the Alcohol and Sodium Content of Beer for Post Exercise Rehydration

TITLE: Manipulations to the Alcohol and Sodium Content of Beer for Post Exercise Rehydration AUTHOR: Desbrow B1, Cecchin D, Jones A, Grant G, Irwin C, Leveritt M. REFERENCE: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2015 The addition of 25 mmol·L-1 sodium to low alcohol (2.3% ABV) beer has been shown to […]

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Training and technical assistance for compliance with beverage and physical activity components of New York City’s regulations for early child care centers

TITLE: Training and technical assistance for compliance with beverage and physical activity components of New York City’s regulations for early child care centers AUTHOR: Kakietek J, Dunn L, O’Dell SA, Jernigan J, Kettel Khan L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E177. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130434. YEAR: 2014 INTRODUCTION: In 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene […]

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Insights and implications for health departments from the evaluation of New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in child care centers

TITLE: Insights and implications for health departments from the evaluation of New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in child care centers AUTHOR: Nonas C, Silver LD, Kettel Khan L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E178. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130429. YEAR: 2014 In 2006, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, seeking to […]

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Portion size and obesity

TITLE: Portion size and obesity AUTHOR: Livingstone MB, Pourshahidi LK. REFERENCE: Adv Nutr. 2014 Nov 14;5(6):829-34. doi: 10.3945/an.114.007104. Print 2014 Nov. YEAR: 2014 Portion size is a key environmental driver of energy intake, and larger-than-appropriate portion sizes could increase the risk of weight gain. Multiple acute, well-controlled laboratory studies, supported by data from free-living settings, demonstrated that portion size […]

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Measurement of compliance with New York City’s regulations on beverages, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers

TITLE: Measurement of compliance with New York City’s regulations on beverages, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers AUTHOR: Lessard L, Lesesne C, Kakietek J, Breck A, Jernigan J, Dunn L, Nonas C, O’Dell SA, Stephens RL, Xu Y, Kettel Khan L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E183. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130433. YEAR: 2014 INTRODUCTION: Policy interventions […]

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Rationale for New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers

TITLE: Rationale for New York City’s regulations on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early child care centers AUTHOR: Nonas C, Silver LD, Kettel Khan L, Leviton L. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 16;11:E182. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130435 YEAR: 2014 Childhood obesity is associated with health risks in childhood, and it increases the risk of adult obesity, which is […]

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Accuracy of canadian food labels for sodium content of food

TITLE: Accuracy of canadian food labels for sodium content of food AUTHOR: Fitzpatrick L, Arcand J, L’Abbe M, Deng M, Duhaney T, Campbell N. REFERENCE: Nutrients. 2014 Aug 22;6(8):3326-3335. YEAR: 2014 The accuracy of the Nutrition Facts table (NFt) has a significant impact on Canadian efforts to reduce dietary sodium and monitor sodium content in foods. This study assessed […]

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Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup

TITLE: Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup AUTHOR: Walker RW, Dumke KA, Goran MI. REFERENCE: Nutrition. 2014 Jul-Aug,30(7-8):928-35. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.04.003. Epub 2014 Apr 18. YEAR: 2014 OBJECTIVE: Excess fructose consumption is hypothesized to be associated with risk for metabolic disease. Actual fructose consumption levels are difficult to estimate because of the unlabeled quantity […]

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Validity of a measure to assess healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australian childcare services

TITLE: Validity of a measure to assess healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in Australian childcare services AUTHOR: Dodds P, Wyse R, Jones J, Wolfenden L, Lecathelinais C, Williams A, Yoong SL, Finch M, Nathan N, Gillham K, Wiggers J. REFERENCE: BMC Public Health. 2014 Jun 9,14(1):572. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2014 BACKGROUND:Childcare services represent a […]

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Sensory attributes of soft drinks and their influence on consumers’ preferences

TITLE: Sensory attributes of soft drinks and their influence on consumers’ preferences AUTHOR: Redondo N, Gómez-Martínez S, Marcos A. REFERENCE: Food Funct. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2014 Soft drinks are beverages composed of water and other ingredients that provide specific sensorial attributes. Soft drink consumption patterns have recently been changed partially influenced by an increased […]

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Severe nutritional deficiencies in young infants with inappropriate plant milk consumption

TITLE: Severe nutritional deficiencies in young infants with inappropriate plant milk consumption AUTHOR: Le Louer B, Lemale J, Garcette K, Orzechowski C, Chalvon A, Girardet JP, Tounian P. REFERENCE: Arch Pediatr. 2014 Apr 9. pii: S0929-693X(14)00095-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2014.02.027. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2014 Over the past few years, we have observed increasing consumption of inappropriate plant milks as […]

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Effects of Carbonation on Probiotic Survivability, Physicochemical, and Sensory Properties of Milk-Based Symbiotic Beverages

TITLE: Effects of Carbonation on Probiotic Survivability, Physicochemical, and Sensory Properties of Milk-Based Symbiotic Beverages AUTHOR: Walsh H, Cheng J, Guo M. REFERENCE: J Food Sci. 2014 Mar 4. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12381. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2014 Drinkable yogurt is a popular beverage in the United States and there may be a niche for carbonated drinkable yogurt in the […]

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I INTERNATIONAL AND III NATIONAL HYDRATION CONGRESS

Between 3rd and 4th December 2013, the EHI collaborated with the I International and III National Hydration Congress which took place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid. The event brought together prestigious experts and renowned specialists from around the world to discuss the latest scientific advances in the area of hydration.

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What proportion of preschool-aged children consume sweetened beverages?

TITLE: What proportion of preschool-aged children consume sweetened beverages? AUTHOR: Nickelson J, Lawrence JC, Parton JM, Knowlden AP, McDermott RJ. REFERENCE: J Sch Health. 2014 Mar;84(3):185-94. doi: 10.1111/josh.12136. YEAR: 2014 BACKGROUND: Obesity affects nearly 17% of US children and youth 2-19 years old and 10% of infants and toddlers under the age of 2 years. One strategy for addressing obesity is […]

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Physical signs of dehydration in the elderly

Shimizu M, Kinoshita K, Hattori K, Ota Y, Kanai T, Kobayashi H, Tokuda Y.Intern Med (Tokyo) 2012;51(10):1207-10. It is widely recognised that dehydration is a common condition in the elderly and that it is a frequent cause of hospitalization among older people, in spite of efforts by caregivers to prevent its development. Successful prevention strategies will require […]

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Erythema multiforme: a review of epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and treatment

TITLE: Erythema multiforme: a review of epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and treatment AUTHOR: Samim F, Auluck A, Zed C, Williams PM. REFERENCE: clinicla cDent Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;57(4):583-96. are YEAR: 2013 Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute, immune-mediated disorder affecting the skin and/or mucous membranes, including the oral cavity. Target or iris lesions distributed symmetrically on the extremities […]

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Comparison of Oral and Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Newborns with Hypernatremic Dehydration.

TITLE: Comparison of Oral and Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Newborns with Hypernatremic Dehydration. AUTHOR: Erdemir A Pediatrician, Kahramaner Z Pediatrician, Cosar H Pediatrician, Turkoglu E Pediatrician, Kanik A Pediatrician, Sutcuoglu S Pediatrician, Ozer EA Associate Professor In Pediatrics. REFERENCE: Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and […]

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Practice paper of the academy of nutrition and dietetics abstract: ethical and legal issues of feeding and hydration.

TITLE: Practice paper of the academy of nutrition and dietetics abstract: ethical and legal issues of feeding and hydration. AUTHOR: Schwartz DB, Posthauer ME, O’Sullivan Maillet J. REFERENCE: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jul;113(7):981. YEAR: 2013 It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that individuals have the right to request or refuse nutrition and hydration […]

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Significant and serious dehydration does not affect skeletal muscle cramp threshold frequency.

TITLE: Significant and serious dehydration does not affect skeletal muscle cramp threshold frequency. AUTHOR: Braulick KW, Miller KC, Albrecht JM, Tucker JM, Deal JE. REFERENCE: Br J Sports Med. 2013 Jul;47(11):710-4. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 OBJECTIVE: Many clinicians believe that exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC) occur because of dehydration. Experimental research supporting this theory is lacking. Mild hypohydration […]

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The medicinal use of water in renal disease.

TITLE: The medicinal use of water in renal disease. AUTHOR: Wang CJ, Grantham JJ, Wetmore JB. REFERENCE: Kidney Int. 2013 Jul;84(1):45-53. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Although water is essential for life, its use for medicinal purposes is not universally accepted. We performed a comprehensive review of the literature to determine where the evolving state of knowledge lies […]

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Sports nutrition needs: before, during, and after exercise.

TITLE: Sports nutrition needs: before, during, and after exercise. AUTHOR: Zoorob R, Parrish ME, O’Hara H, Kalliny M. REFERENCE: Prim Care. 2013 Jun;40(2):475-86. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 This article discusses how athletes should properly fuel their bodies before, during, and after exercise to maximize athletic performance. Emphasis is placed on hydration status and glycogen stores being maintained above deficits […]

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Key Tips on Hydration for sport performance

Severe dehydration impairs performance and increases the risk of heat illness, but drinking too much can also be harmful or uncomfortable. Every athlete is different because they have different sweat lossesand different opportunities to drink fluid during their workouts and events. Every athlete needs a personal hydration plan and they have to play a role in developing this. The following are three […]

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Effects of a competitive wrestling season on body composition, endocrine markers, and anaerobic exercise performance in NCAA collegiate wrestlers.

TITLE: Effects of a competitive wrestling season on body composition, endocrine markers, and anaerobic exercise performance in NCAA collegiate wrestlers. AUTHOR: Ratamess NA, Hoffman JR, Kraemer WJ, Ross RE, Tranchina CP, Rashti SL, Kelly NA, Vingren JL, Kang J, Faigenbaum AD. REFERENCE: Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013 May;113(5):1157-68. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Few data exist examining the […]

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Effect of varying the concentrations of carbohydrate and milk protein in rehydration solutions ingested after exercise in the heat.

TITLE: Effect of varying the concentrations of carbohydrate and milk protein in rehydration solutions ingested after exercise in the heat. AUTHOR: James LJ, Evans GH, Madin J, Scott D, Stepney M, Harris R, Stone R, Clayton DJ. REFERENCE: Br J Nutr. 2013 May 31:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 The present study investigated the relationship between the milk […]

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Effect of preexercise soup ingestion on water intake and fluid balance during exercise in the heat.

TITLE: Effect of preexercise soup ingestion on water intake and fluid balance during exercise in the heat. AUTHOR: Johannsen NM, Sullivan ZM, Warnke NR, Smiley-Oyen AL, King DS, Sharp RL. REFERENCE: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2013 Jun;23(3):287-96. YEAR: 2013 Purpose: To determine whether chicken noodle soup before exercise increases ad libitum water intake, fluid balance, and physical […]

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Dehydration upon admission is a risk factor for incomplete recovery of renal function in children with haemolytic uremic syndrome.

TITLE: Dehydration upon admission is a risk factor for incomplete recovery of renal function in children with haemolytic uremic syndrome. AUTHOR: Ojeda JM, Kohout I, Cuestas E. REFERENCE: rologia. 2013 May 17;33(3):372-376 [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is the most common cause of acute renal failure and the second leading cause of chronic renal […]

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Cost-effectiveness of recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous versus intravenous rehydration in children with mild to moderate dehydration.

TITLE: Cost-effectiveness of recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous versus intravenous rehydration in children with mild to moderate dehydration. AUTHOR: Mace SE, Harb G, Friend K, Turpin R, Armstrong EP, Lebel F. REFERENCE: Am J Emerg Med. 2013 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of recombinant human hyaluronidase-facilitated subcutaneous (rHFSC) fluid administration compared to intravenous […]

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Ad libitum fluid intake does not prevent dehydration in suboptimally hydrated young soccer players during a training session of a summer camp.

TITLE: Ad libitum fluid intake does not prevent dehydration in suboptimally hydrated young soccer players during a training session of a summer camp. AUTHOR: Arnaoutis G, Kavouras SA, Kotsis YP, Tsekouras YE, Makrillos M, Bardis CN. REFERENCE: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2013 Jun;23(3):245-51. YEAR: 2013 There is a lack of studies concerning hydration status of young athletes […]

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Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: ethical and legal issues in feeding and hydration.

TITLE: Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: ethical and legal issues in feeding and hydration. AUTHOR: O’Sullivan Maillet J, Baird Schwartz D, Posthauer ME. REFERENCE: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jun;113(6):828-33. YEAR: 2013 It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that individuals have the right to request or refuse nutrition and hydration as […]

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Relation between urinary hydration biomarkers and total fluid intake in healthy adults.

TITLE: Relation between urinary hydration biomarkers and total fluid intake in healthy adults. AUTHOR: Perrier E, Rondeau P, Poupin M, Le Bellego L, Armstrong LE, Lang F, Stookey J, Tack I, Vergne S, Klein A. REFERENCE: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Background/objectives: In sedentary adults, hydration is mostly influenced by total […]

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Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries.

TITLE: Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries. AUTHOR: Nissensohn M, Castro-Quezada I, Serra-Majem L. REFERENCE: Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2013 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Abstract Introduction: Nutritional surveys frequently collect some data of consumption of beverages; however, information from different sources and different methodologies raises issues of comparability. The […]

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Total body water and its compartments are not affected by ingesting a moderate dose of caffeine in healthy young adult males.

TITLE: Total body water and its compartments are not affected by ingesting a moderate dose of caffeine in healthy young adult males. AUTHOR: Silva AM, Júdice PB, Matias CN, Santos DA, Magalhães JP, St-Onge MP, Gonçalves EM, Armada-da-Silva P, Sardinha LB. REFERENCE: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013 Jun;38(6):626-32. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Acute and chronic caffeine intakes […]

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Key tips on hydration: Recognising signs and symptoms of mild dehydration

Fluids are continuously lost from the body. Water is lost via respiration and through the skin, renal system, and gastrointestinal tract1 and this water needs to be replaced. The daily water requirement depends on a number of factors including the person’s diet, environment, age and activity level1. For adolescents over 14 years old and adults the European Food […]

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Key Tips on Hydration in Winter

In cold climates, body fluid losses can be as high as those in hot climates because of high rates of energy expenditure, use of heavy clothing and increased losses in urine1,2. Under normal conditions, urine and sweat are the main methods of water loss, but we also lose water via the skin, the lungs, and the […]

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Key Tips on Hydration for elderly people

Are you aware of their increased risk of dehydration? The EFSA adult recommendations for the daily intake of water from all sources* (water, beverages and food) do not fall with age under  conditions of moderate environmental temperature and moderate physical activity levels. But age-related changes can lead to an increased risk of dehydration with consequent effects on health and […]

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EHI at the 2013 European College of Sports Science Annual Congress

The EHI will be participating in the annual scientific congress of the European College of Sport Science in Barcelona (26th-29th June 2013), an international non-profit organization whose purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention on the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. With more than 3.000 abstracts received, ECSS […]

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Effects of Climate and Environment on water needs

Article by Hans Braun EHI Science Advisory Board member. German Sport University Cologne and German Research Centre of Elite Sport.

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Behaviors and Attitudes Associated With Low Drinking Water Intake Among US Adults, Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey, 2007

TITLE: Behaviors and Attitudes Associated With Low Drinking Water Intake Among US Adults, Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey, 2007 AUTHOR: Goodman AB, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Park S, Nebeling L, Yaroch AL. REFERENCE: Prev Chronic Dis. 2013 Apr 11;10:E51. INTRODUCTION: Water is vital for life, and plain water is a calorie-free option for hydration. Increasing consumption of drinking […]

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A 13-year-old boy with pharyngitis, oral ulcers, and dehydration

TITLE: A 13-year-old boy with pharyngitis, oral ulcers, and dehydration AUTHOR: Trapp LW, Schrantz SJ, Joseph-Griffin MA, Hageman JR, Waskow SE. REFERENCE: Pediatr Ann. 2013 Apr 1;42(4):148-50. YEAR: 2013 Abstract not found http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23556527

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Markers of Hydration Status in a 3-Day Trail Running Event

TITLE: Markers of Hydration Status in a 3-Day Trail Running Event AUTHOR: Singh NR, Peters EM. REFERENCE: Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationships between changes in static prestage and poststage measures of commonly used hematological and urinary markers of hydration status and body mass (BM) in participants in […]

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Management of a child with vomiting

TITLE: Management of a child with vomiting AUTHOR: Singhi SC, Shah R, Bansal A, Jayashree M. REFERENCE: Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Apr;80(4):318-25. [Epub ahead of print] Vomiting is a protective reflex that results in forceful ejection of stomach contents up to and out of the mouth. It is a common complaint and may be the presenting symptom of […]

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Thermal stress in north Western Australian iron ore mining staff.

TITLE: Thermal stress in north Western Australian iron ore mining staff. AUTHOR: Peiffer JJ, Abbiss CR. REFERENCE: Ann Occup Hyg. 2013 May;57(4):519-27. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 INTRODUCTION: Demand for Australian mined iron ore has increased employment within this sector, thus exposing increased numbers of workers to the harsh Australian climate. This study examined the influence of hot […]

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Water: neglected, unappreciated and under researched

TITLE: Water: neglected, unappreciated and under researched AUTHOR: Rush EC. REFERENCE: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;67(5):492-5. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Water, an essential nutrient, is often ignored in reports of dietary surveys and nutrition. Although it is ubiquitous in foods and beverages, the attention is often focused on the minerals or calorific values of the fluids […]

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Dehydration and acute weight gain in mixed martial arts fighters before competition

TITLE: Dehydration and acute weight gain in mixed martial arts fighters before competition AUTHOR: Jetton AM, Lawrence MM, Meucci M, Haines TL, Collier SR, Morris DM, Utter AC. REFERENCE: J Strength Cond Res. 2013 May;27(5):1322-6. YEAR: 2013 The purpose of this study was to characterize the magnitude of acute weight gain (AWG) and dehydration in mixed martial arts (MMA) […]

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Case Study: Nutrition and Hydration Status During 4254km of Running Over 78 Consecutive Days

TITLE: Case Study: Nutrition and Hydration Status During 4254km of Running Over 78 Consecutive Days AUTHOR: Dempster S, Britton R, Murray A, Costa R JS. REFERENCE: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2013 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 The aims of this study were to assess the dietary intake and monitor self-reported recovery quality and clinical […]

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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Catholic Healthcare: Balancing Tradition, Recent Teaching, and Law

TITLE: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Catholic Healthcare: Balancing Tradition, Recent Teaching, and Law AUTHOR: Zientek DM. REFERENCE: HEC Forum. 2013 May 4. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Roman Catholics have a long tradition of evaluating medical treatment at the end of life to determine if proposed interventions are proportionate and morally obligatory or  isproportionate and morally optional. […]

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Advances in pediatric dehydration therapy

TITLE: Advances in pediatric dehydration therapy AUTHOR: Niescierenko M, Bachur R. REFERENCE: Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Jun;25(3):304-9. YEAR: 2013 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the advances in the assessment, treatment, and evaluation of care for pediatric dehydration. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have added new information across the spectrum of care for dehydration. Advances in the assessment of dehydration allow […]

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Circadian variation and responsiveness of hydration biomarkers to changes in daily water intake

TITLE: Circadian variation and responsiveness of hydration biomarkers to changes in daily water intake AUTHOR: Perrier E, Demazières A, Girard N, Pross N, Osbild D, Metzger D, Guelinckx I, Klein A. REFERENCE: Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Biomarkers of hydration change in response to acute dehydration; however, their responsiveness to changes in fluid intake […]

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The Influence of Rehydration Mode Following Exercise Dehydration on Cardiovascular Function

TITLE: The Influence of Rehydration Mode Following Exercise Dehydration on Cardiovascular Function AUTHOR: McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Lee EC, Yamamoto LM, Beasley KN, Emmanuel H, Pescatello LS, Kraemer WJ, Anderson JM, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. REFERENCE: J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Our purpose was to compare common modes of rehydration (REHY) […]

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Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety

TITLE: Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety AUTHOR: Cichero JA. REFERENCE: Nutr J. 2013 May 1;12(1):54. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Thickened liquids are often used in the management of dysphagia to improve bolus control and to help prevent aspiration. […]

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VARIETY AND DIVERSITY OF FOODS AND BEVERAGES

Professor Lluís Serra-Majem, Professor of Preventative Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Member of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. Eating a variety of foods is essential to achieve adequate nutrient needs and in general is correlated with better nutrition. Moreover, assuring dietary variety also contributes […]

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Assessment of hydration status

Dr. Susan Shirreffs, Glaxo Smith Kline (UK). Member of the EHI Science Advisory Board from 2010-2012 Because of the potential for problems resulting from abnormalities of fluid balance, hydration status is frequently assessed in physiology, nutrition and in clinical medicine. There may be many different reasons for assessing hydration status, and the method of choice will depend […]

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Signs and symptoms of imminent dehydration

Professor Ryszard Gellert,  Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology at the Medical Centre for Postgraduate Medicine and the IV Clinical Ward of Internal Medicine at the Bielański Hospital in Warsaw, Poland. Member of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. Dehydration refers to a deficit of total body water volume, best represented by hypovolaemia (diminished blood […]

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Hyponatraemia in marathon runners: Is it a real problem?

Professor Ron Maughan, Emeritus Professor of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Loughborough University (UK), Chairman of the Science Advisory Board of the EHI. For many years, the advice to those taking part in endurance activities was to be sure to drink enough to prevent dehydration. Because this advice was initially developed for elite athletes in sports such […]

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Hydration & Diet

Article by Maria Kapsokefalou, EHI Science Advisory Board member and Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens.

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Whole-Body Heat Loss during Exercise in the Heat Is Not Impaired in Type 1 Diabetes.

Purpose: To determine if individuals with type 1 diabetes exhibit impairments in local and whole-body heat loss responses that could impact core temperature regulation during exercise in the heat compared to matched, non-diabetic individuals. Methods: Twelve otherwise healthy individuals with type 1 diabetes (HbA1c = 7.7±0.3%) and 12 controls matched for age, sex, body surface […]

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Early and personalized ambulatory follow-up to tailor furosemide and fluid intake according to congestion in post-discharge heart failure.

TITLE: Early and personalized ambulatory follow-up to tailor furosemide and fluid intake according to congestion in post-discharge heart failure. AUTHOR: Parrinello G, Torres D, Paterna S, Di Pasquale P, Trapanese C, Cardillo M, Bellanca M, Fasullo S, Licata G. REFERENCE: Intern Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;8(3):221-8. [Epub ahead of print]. YEAR: 2013 Congestive heart failure (CHF) worsening is a worldwide […]

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Dysphagia, nutrition, and hydration in ischemic stroke patients at admission and discharge from acute care.

TITLE: Dysphagia, nutrition, and hydration in ischemic stroke patients at admission and discharge from acute care. AUTHOR: Crary MA, Humphrey JL, Carnaby-Mann G, Sambandam R, Miller L, Silliman S. REFERENCE: Dysphagia. 2013 Mar;28(1):69-76. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Dysphagia may predispose stroke patients toward undernutrition and hydration. These comorbidities increase patient risks for reduced functional outcome and short-term […]

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Do Heat Events Pose a Greater Health Risk for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes?

TITLE: Do Heat Events Pose a Greater Health Risk for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes? AUTHOR: Yardley JE, Stapleton JM, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP. REFERENCE: Diabetes Technol Ther. 2013 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print]. YEAR: 2013 Abstract Chronic medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes may alter the body’s normal response to heat. Evidence suggests that the local […]

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Nutrition and fluid balance must be taken seriously.

TITLE: Nutrition and fluid balance must be taken seriously. AUTHOR: Leach RM, Brotherton A, Stroud M, Thompson R. REFERENCE: BMJ. 2013 Feb 8;346:f801. YEAR: 2013 Provision of appropriate nutrition and hydration is a hallmark of compassionate care but is often neglected in all types of healthcare.1 2 3 4 5 These problems are not new and have been reported […]

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The child’s body without fluid: mother’s knowledge and practices about hydration and rehydration in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

TITLE: The child’s body without fluid: mother’s knowledge and practices about hydration and rehydration in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. AUTHOR: Larrea-Killinger C, Muñoz A. REFERENCE: J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 BACKGROUND: The aim of this article was to anthropologically analyse knowledge and practices about hydration and rehydration in a specific ethnographic context, […]

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The effect of prescribed fluid consumption on physiology and work behavior of wildfire fighters.

TITLE: The effect of prescribed fluid consumption on physiology and work behavior of wildfire fighters. AUTHOR: Raines J, Snow R, Petersen A, Harvey J, Nichols D, Aisbett B. REFERENCE: Appl Ergon. 2013 May;44(3):404-13. [Epub ahead of print]. YEAR: 2013 The purpose of this study was to examine 1) wildfire fighters’ ability to consume the prescribed fluid volume (1200 mL […]

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The effect of reducing fluid fasting times on thirst and urine osmolality in women undergoing elective caesarean delivery.

TITLE: The effect of reducing fluid fasting times on thirst and urine osmolality in women undergoing elective caesarean delivery. AUTHOR: Robson EJ, Tanqueray TA, Mackenzie MJ, Yentis SM. REFERENCE: Int J Obstet Anesth. 2013 Apr;22(2):165-7. [Epub ahead of print]. YEAR: 2013 ABSTRACT NOT FOUND http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23481415

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The effects of dehydration, moderate alcohol consumption, and rehydration on cognitive functions.

TITLE: The effects of dehydration, moderate alcohol consumption, and rehydration on cognitive functions. AUTHOR: Irwin C, Leveritt M, Shum D, Desbrow B. REFERENCE: Alcohol. 2013 May;47(3):203-13. [Epub ahead of print]. YEAR: 2013 This study investigated the impact of mild-moderate dehydration on alcohol-induced deteriorations in cognitive functions. Sixteen healthy males participated in a single-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over design study involving 4 […]

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What Do Athletes Drink During Competitive Sporting Activities?

TITLE: What Do Athletes Drink During Competitive Sporting Activities? AUTHOR: Garth AK, Burke LM. REFERENCE: Sports Med. 2013 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Although expert groups have developed guidelines for fluid intake during sports, there is debate about their real-world application. We reviewed the literature on self-selected hydration strategies during sporting competitions to determine what is […]

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What is meant by thirst and why do we not feel the drive to drink when we are physiologically thirsty

Article by Professor Simon Thornton Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France. Written: December 2012 Download (PDF, 314KB)  

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EHI 13th issue

Most people give little thought to hydration: they drink when thirsty or  according to habit (mealtimes, morning coffee, afternoon tea, etc) and any excess fluid is lost as urine. These simple physiological processes work fairly well and water intake is closely matched to water losses. For some individuals, though, there are challenges, either on the intake […]

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Associations between active video gaming and other energy-balance related behaviours in adolescents: a 24-hour recall diary study

TITLE: Associations between active video gaming and other energy-balance related behaviours in adolescents: a 24-hour recall diary study AUTHOR: Simons M, Chinapaw MJ, Brug J, Seidell J, de Vet E. REFERENCE: Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Dec;12(1):192. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0192-6. Epub 2015 Mar 5. YEAR: 2015 BACKGROUND: Active video games may contribute to reducing time spent in sedentary […]

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“If It Tastes Good, I’m Drinking It”: Qualitative Study of Beverage Consumption Among College Students.

TITLE: “If It Tastes Good, I’m Drinking It”: Qualitative Study of Beverage Consumption Among College Students. AUTHOR: Block JP, Gillman MW, Linakis SK, Goldman RE. REFERENCE: J Adolesc Health. 2013 Feb 14. pii: S1054-139X(12)00797-5. [Epub ahead of print] PURPOSE: This study examined how college students choose beverages and whether behavioral interventions might reduce their heavy consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. METHODS: From April to June 2010, […]

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Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg.

TITLE: Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg. AUTHOR: Pearson J, Kalsi KK, Stöhr EJ, Low DA, Barker H, Ali L, González-Alonso J. REFERENCE: Eur J Appl Physiol. 2013 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Dehydration and hyperthermia reduces leg blood flow (LBF), cardiac output ([Formula: see text]) and arterial pressure during whole-body exercise. […]

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Changes in hydration status of elite Olympic class sailors in different climates and the effects of different fluid replacement beverages.

TITLE: Changes in hydration status of elite Olympic class sailors in different climates and the effects of different fluid replacement beverages. AUTHOR: Lewis EJ, Fraser SJ, Thomas SG, Wells GD. REFERENCE: J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Feb 21;10(1):11. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Olympic class sailing poses physiological challenges similar to other endurance sports such as cycling or […]

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A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of Outcomes of Strict Allowance of Fluid Therapy in Hyponatremic Heart Failure (SALT-HF).

TITLE: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of Outcomes of Strict Allowance of Fluid Therapy in Hyponatremic Heart Failure (SALT-HF). AUTHOR: Albert NM, Nutter B, Forney J, Slifcak E, Tang WH. REFERENCE: J Card Fail. 2013 Jan;19(1):1-9. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 BACKGROUND: Currently, fluid restriction recommendations in heart failure (HF) are based on expert opinion. After implementing a […]

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International guidelines for the in vivo assessment of skin properties in non-clinical settings: Part 2. transepidermal water loss and skin

TITLE: International guidelines for the in vivo assessment of skin properties in non-clinical settings: Part 2. transepidermal water loss and skin AUTHOR: Plessis JD, Stefaniak A, Eloff F, John S, Agner T, Chou TC, Nixon R, Steiner M, Franken A, Kudla I, Holness L. REFERENCE: Skin Res Technol. 2013 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 BACKGROUND. There […]

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THIRST

TITLE: THIRST AUTHOR: Adolph EF, Wills JH. REFERENCE: Adolph EF, ed. Physiology of Man in the Desert. New York: Intersciences Publishers. 1947; Pp. 241–53 YEAR: 1947 No abstract available.

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A rapid beverage intake questionnaire can detect changes in beverage intake.

TITLE: A rapid beverage intake questionnaire can detect changes in beverage intake. AUTHOR: Hedrick VE, Comber DL, Ferguson KE, Estabrooks PA, Savla J, Dietrich AM, Serrano E, Davy BM. REFERENCE: Eat Behav. 2013 Jan;14(1):90-4. Epub 2012 Oct 31. YEAR: 2013 Attention on beverage intake, specifically sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), has increased in recent years. A brief valid, reliable and sensitive […]

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Milk protein and the restoration of fluid balance after exercise.

TITLE: Milk protein and the restoration of fluid balance after exercise. AUTHOR: James L. REFERENCE: Med Sport Sci. 2013;59:120-6. YEAR: 2013 Sweat is produced during exercise to help dissipate some of the extra heat produced due to an increase in metabolic rate. Inadequate drink ingestion during exercise means athletes finish exercise hypohydrated and when the time between exercise bouts […]

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Salt and fluid loading: effects on blood volume and exercise performance.

TITLE: Salt and fluid loading: effects on blood volume and exercise performance. AUTHOR: Mora-Rodriguez R, Hamouti N. REFERENCE: Med Sport Sci. 2013;59:113-9. YEAR: 2013 During prolonged exercise, fluid and salt losses through sweating reduce plasma volume which leads to heart rate drift in association with hyperthermia and reductions in performance. Oral rehydration with water reduces the loss of plasma […]

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SPANISH BOTTLED AND TAP WATER ANALYSIS AND THEIR RELATION WITH URINARY LITHIASIS

TITLE: SPANISH BOTTLED AND TAP WATER ANALYSIS AND THEIR RELATION WITH URINARY LITHIASIS AUTHOR: Millán Rodríguez F, Gracia García S, Jiménez Corro R, Serrano Liesa M, Rousaud Barón F, Sánchez Martín F, Angerri Feu O, Martínez Rodríguez R, Villavicencio Mavrich H. REFERENCE: Actas Urol Esp. 2009 Jul-Aug;33(7):778-93. YEAR: 2009 OBJECTIVE: To perform a chemical analysis of all the available […]

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Urine specific gravity as a predictor of early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke

Lin LC, WC Fann, MH Chou, HW Chen, YC Su, JC Chen. Medical Hypotheses (2011) 77, 11-14. The authors of this paper have previously suggested that dehydration may be a cause of early deterioration in patients who have suffered an acute ischaemic stroke. This was based on measurement of the blood urea nitrogen/creatinine (BUN/Cr) ratio: they found […]

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Using near real-time morbidity data to identify heat-related illness prevention strategies in North Carolina

Rhea S, A Ising, AT Fleischauer, L Deyneka, H Vaughan-Batten, A Waller.J Community Health 2012;37:495–500 Many studies over the last 20 years or so have shown large increases in morbidity and mortality during heat waves. Warnings of the potential dangers would allow action to be taken: those at risk can seek cooler environments and increase […]

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Air travel and the risk of thromboembolism

Gavish I. and Brenner B. Internal and Emergency Medicine 2011;6(2):113-116 As the holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to the joys and challenges of long-haul flights to exotic destinations. More than 300 million people take one or more long-haul flights every year, either for pleasure or for business.  For many, the trip is exciting and for […]

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Oral motor performance in spastic cerebral palsy individuals: Are hydration and nutritional status associated?

Santos MT, R Batista, E Previtali, A Ortega, O Nascimento, J Jardim. J Oral Pathol Med 2012; 41:153-7 When we give advice on assessment and maintenance of hydration, we are usually mindful of the barriers to maintenance of good hydration status. However, it is easy to forget that some individuals face specific challenges. Some individuals with neurological or […]

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Thirst in the elderly with and without heart failure

Waldreus N, Sjostrand F, Hahn. RG ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS Volume: 53 Issue: 2 Pages: 174-178 DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.10.003 Published: SEP-OCT 2011 It is well known that the sensation of thirst is generally reduced in older adults, with one of the consequences being a tendency for fluid intake to be reduced. This can be problematic, […]

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