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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Tackle Germs Better by Drinking Lots of Water

Tackle Germs Better by Keeping Your Teeth Flossed and Drinking Lots of Water

Experts say flossing and drinking water are good ways to fight bad breath. (ABC NEWS)

Dr. Phillip Tierno, a professor at New York University points to the fact that babies have sweet breath because they manufacture lots of saliva.

Tierno offers this as one of his top suggestions to manage bad breath:

-Keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of water.

See complete article as featured on ABC's 20/20 Here

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Water and Your Heart

A new study shows people who drank more than five glasses of water each day were less likely to die from a heart attack than those who drank fewer than two glasses a day.

Researchers at Loma Linda University in California studied more than 20,000 healthy men and women aged 38 to 100 for six years. The study appears in the May 1 American Journal of Epidemiology.

They found women who drank more than five glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses. The protective effect of water was even greater in men. Men who drank more water had a 54% lower risk of a fatal heart attack.

But not all liquids were equal. When researchers included the consumption of other liquids such as coffee, tea, juice, milk, and alcohol, the risk of heart attack increased. Women who drank large amounts of liquids other than water were more than twice as likely to die of a heart attack, and non-water drinking men had a 46% increase in risk.

Researchers say when people drink water it is absorbed quickly and easily into the bloodstream and thins the blood -- helping to prevent artery-clogging clots. But other liquids require digestion, which may require fluids to move from the blood into the gut -- creating a blood-thickening effect.

Excerpts from WebMD article

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
• Your body consists of 70% water.
• In the year 2000, U.S. per capita consumption of bottled water
was 18.2 gallons. (Source: Beverage Marketing Corp.)
• Bottled water consumption in the U.S. is six times as large
as ready-to-drink teas and sports drinks.
• 75% of Americans are chronically
• A mere 2% drop in body water can
trigger short-term memory loss.
• Drinking at least the daily requirement of pure
water will help curb your appetite. 37% of Americans,
the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
mistaken for hunger.
• Lack of water is the #1 trigger of
daytime fatigue.
• That your body loses hydration faster than you
might think. By the time you feel thirsty, you have
probably already lost two or more cups of your body’s
total water composition.
• Preliminary research indicates that
drinking 8-10 glasses of pure water a
day may significantly ease back and
joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
• Drinking five glasses of pure
water daily…
- may decrease the risk of colon
cancer by 45%
- may reduce the risk of breast
cancer by 79%
- may make you 50% less likely
to develop bladder cancer

No matter how you look at it--drinking
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