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Women who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to have a fatal heart attack
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Women who drank 5 or more glasses of water per day were 41% less likely to have a fatal heart attack during a 6-year follow-up compared to women who drank less than 2 glasses per day according to the The Adventist Health Study.
The reason for this may be that drinking more water reduces blood viscosity according to the paper.
Women who drank 5 or more glasses of fluids other than water per day were roughly 2.5 times more likely to have a fatal heart attack during the 6-year follow-up.
One glass of water was 8 ounces.
Subjects: 8,280 male and 12,017 female participants aged 38–100 years
“The associations between fatal coronary heart disease and intake of water and fluids other than water were examined among the 8,280 male and 12,017 female participants aged 38–100 years who were without heart disease, stroke, or diabetes at baseline in 1976 in the Adventist Health Study, a prospective cohort study. A total of 246 fatal coronary heart disease events occurred during the 6-year follow-up,” the paper notes.
This article was originally posted on June 21, 2014.
Chan J, Knutsen SF, Blix GG, Lee JW, and Fraser GE. Water, other fluids, and fatal coronary heart disease: the Adventist Health Study. Am J Epidemiol, 2002 May 1; 155(9): 827-833.
The paper is posted here.
Author’s Contact Info
Dr. Jacqueline Chan
Adventist Health Studies 2
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University
24785 Stewart St., Room 203
Loma Linda, CA 92350
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