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Drink water to keep the heart healthy

Lifestyle Desk
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It is important to eat right food and drink water.

There is no substitute for drinking water to keep the body moist. However, recent research has shown that water also helps keep the heart healthy.

In late March, the European Heart Journal published the results of a study conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIHS).

There, researchers looked at a group of more than 11,000 middle-aged adults for more than 25 years. They compared participants' risk of heart disease with serum sodium (the amount of sodium in the blood because it is related to the amount of water).

They have found that hypohydration increases the risk of dehydration and, if not met, the health risks.

Conversely, the researchers noted that their findings show that keeping yourself well hydrated can reduce your risk of heart attack. And reduces the risk of heart failure.

"Further studies are needed to fully understand the role of water in the functioning of the heart and exactly how hypohydration causes heart disease," said NHLBI research scientist Dr. Natasha Dimitriva in a report published on

"However, we already understand that the lack of adequate water causes such adverse effects on the heart when the body tries to store excess fluid," she said.

She added, “When we are not adequately hydrated, the body tries to conserve water. As a result it has a negative effect on the body. And the heart is also damaged.”

She suggests that "the best way to stay well hydrated is to be aware of the amount of water you drink and make sure you are drinking the right amount on a regular basis."

"Most people do not pay attention to the amount of fluid they take and rely entirely on the feeling of thirst. Feelings of thirst also decrease with age, which contributes to the increase in disease in older people."

So always be aware of drinking the right amount of water.

The American Heart Association suggests that people in their 50s need to develop the habit of drinking water to reduce their risk of heart disease.
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