A link has been established between good hydration in adults’ results less risk associated in chronic illnesses and healthy ageing.
According to a study carried out by National Institute of Health, a well hydrated person with sufficient amount of fluid intake is less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses like heart and lung diseases and live longer. Researchers analyzed that the level of serum sodium level rises with fall in fluid intake. A person with high serum sodium level develops chronic diseases and a sign of advanced biological ageing is noticed.
A latest analysis was done where participants shared there five medical visits- at 50’s they made two visits and the lasts when they were around age between 70-90. To have fair comparisons, participants with high serum sodium level at baselines or with underlying conditions like obesity may affect the level of serum sodium. They evaluated with factors like cholesterol and blood sugar levels which helped them in assessing person’s respiratory, renal, cardiovascular, immune and renal system was operating. Other factors like age, sex, race, smoking habits and hypertension was also considered.
Findings showed, adults with high serum sodium level (normal range being 135-146 milliequivalents per liter; mEq/L) have faster biological ageing symptoms, indicators being metabolic health and the cardiovascular condition of heart and lungs. With increase in each milliequivalent per liter from 135-146 being the range, it showed a correlation of an increased percentage in ageing. Therefore, adults with serum sodium level above142 mEq/L have increased risk of developing chronic illnesses and fast ageing. Conversely, with serum sodium level ranging between 138-10 mEq/L, had less risk association with diseases and ageing.
The National Academics of Medicine suggests men to take in around 8-12 cups (2-3ltrs) and women to take 6- 9cups (1.5- 2ltrs). Though as researched it is found that almost half of the global population does not follow the recommendation which normally starts at 6 cups.
The findings don’t verify any connecting effect and more randomized and measured trials are needed to prove the fact.