The importance of good hydration for day-to-day health

Patrick Ritz, Gilles Berrut, Irwin Rosenberg, Antonio Dal Canton, Michael Sawka, Friedrich Manz, Eric Jéquier, Susan Shirreffs, Monique Ferry

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The role of hydration in the maintenance of health is increasingly recognized. Studies in healthy adults show that even mild dehydration impairs a number of important aspects of cognitive function such as concentration, alertness, and short-term memory. However, due to the lack of suitable tools for assessment of hydration status, the effects of hydration on other aspects of day-to-day health and well-being remain to be demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNutrition Reviews
Issue number6 II
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Cognitive function
  • Health
  • Hydration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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