Drinking enough water and other fluids is a condition to slow aging, scientists say

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The aging process has become a new challenge for biomedical research and public health. A not stunning hypothesis is linked to the body hydration and a lot of things were discovered. Scientists at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in the U.S. found that adults with serum sodium levels at the higher end of a normal range were more likely to develop chronic conditions and show signs of advanced biological aging than those with serum sodium levels in the medium ranges. “In the study, we aimed to evaluate pro-aging effects of mild subclinical hypohydration,” said lead author Dr. Natalia Dmitrieva. She than explained: “We define hypohydration as a state in which water conservation mechanisms, including the secretion of antidiuretic hormone and renal urine concertation, are activated when low water intake or high water loss result in decreased body water content and elevated plasma tonicity.” In a study on mice, lifelong water restriction shortens the lifespan and promotes degenerative changes. Many life parameters are influenced. This included factors such as systolic blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. “People whose serum sodium is 142 mEq/l or higher would benefit from evaluation of their fluid intake,” Dr. Dmitrieva said.

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So, as prevention, people can safely increase their fluid intake to meet recommended levels, which can be done with water as well as other fluids, like juices, or vegetables and fruits with a high water content.