Heart Disease

Drink more & live longer?


Many thanks to two supporters for this week’s topic. One was my top anonymous paper finder and the other was Dr Pam Gill. The paper that they spotted was called “Middle-age high normal serum sodium as a risk factor for accelerated biological aging, chronic diseases, and premature mortality” and it was by Dmitrieva et al (Ref 1).

The title looks complex, but the research question was quite straightforward – does optimal hydration slow down the aging process in humans?

Pam shared that she’s a ‘drink to thirst’ person, as I am. Are we sub optimally hydrated? Are we aging faster if we are sub optimally hydrated? We need to know…

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