Inadequate Hydration Levels Found To Be Associated With Higher BMI

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Poor hydration found to be linked with higher BMI levels, study reveals.

-In a recent study, conducted by University of Michigan, the experts evaluated the correlation of hydration with obesity and body mass index (BMI).

-The experts combined the analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES) for the years 2009-2012 and drew valuable conclusions from the same.

-As per the study, people who remained hydrated were at a decreased risk of obesity compared to those who were not (1.59 times).

-The study also revealed that more the obese an individual is, higher is the desired hydration level. Hydrated bodies were found to have lower BMI levels and therefore an increased risk for obesity.

-The experts suggested that an average weight individual required close to 2.7(women)-3.7 (man) litres of fluid in a day.

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (US)

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