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www.mayoclinic.org: Mayo Clinic Minute: How Much Water Should You Drink?

  • By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic Minute: How Much Water Should You Drink?

March 11, 2016

woman on a bicycle drinking from a bottle of water

Drinking water is essential to good health. However, drinking too much water causes low sodium levels and can result in a mild to life-threatening condition called hyponatremia. A new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine found an increase of hyponatremia in Ironman triathlons. The study found that women triathletes with a racing time of nine hours or more appear to be the most susceptible to hyponatremia. So, how much water should the average person drink? Reporter Jeff Olsen finds out.

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