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No evidence of benefit from drinking water

13th July 2011

A British GP has challenged the idea that drinking six to eight glasses of water a day, as promoted on the NHS Choices website, is good for you.

Dr Margaret McCartney wrote in the British Medical Journal that there was no evidence to support the idea that drinking water prevented a range of health problems. She said the NHS Choices website's advice was "nonsense" and companies with "vested interests" often made exaggerated claims about drinking water.

 

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