U.S. children not getting enough hydration

New research has reported that more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting enough hydration. Boys were more likely than girls to not be getting enough hydration and nearly a quarter of the children and adolescents in the study reported drinking no plain water at all.

The researchers looked at data from 2009-2012 on more than 4,000 children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Mild dehydration can cause issues, including headaches, irritability, poorer physical performance, and reduced cognitive functioning.

Posted: 15/07/2015 08:41:26 by Laura Keaver


 

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