LONDON: A study funded by the United States (US) government found that individuals who stay hydrated all the time are able to live longer and are less at risk of suffering from chronic diseases.
Report Daily Maila group of researchers encouraged individuals to drink eight glasses of plain water a day to get various benefits including slowing down the aging process.
The study conducted on more than 11,000 respondents in their 30s, detected sodium levels in the blood, which reportedly increased when individuals drank less water.
The research group found that 64 percent of adults with high sodium levels were more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as heart failure and stroke compared to other individuals.
According to researchers, adults with high sodium levels are also more likely to die at a young age.
The researchers also highlighted previous studies which concluded that individuals who remain well hydrated can extend human lifespan by up to 15 years.
The research group also informed that insufficient water intake can cause inflammation and damage to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as well as accelerate the aging process.
Meanwhile, the main author of the study, Dr. Natalia Dmitrieva said, research results show that proper hydration can slow down the aging process and extend human lifespan.
He said, individuals can safely increase their water intake to meet the recommended level.
“It can be done by drinking plain water or other liquids such as juice, vegetables and fruits that contain high water content,” he said.
However, the study did not specify the amount of water intake needed to slow down the aging process.
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