No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day
By AARON E. CARROLL
The New York Times
August 24, 2015
© Todd Heisler/The New York Times There is no formal recommendation for a daily amount of water people need.
If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.
It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.
And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous
and also ubiquitous.
These reports work up a fear that otherwise healthy adults and children are walking around dehydrated,
even that dehydration has reached epidemic proportions.
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