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How dangerous is water shortage?

A study in the US has just shown lack of water can lead to a deadly medical condition – heart failure, according to The New York Post.

Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump blood around the body properly. “Similar to reducing salt intake, drinking enough water and staying hydrated are ways to support our hearts and help reduce long-term risk for heart disease,” said lead author Natalia Dmitrieva, Ph. main of the above study, said.

A team of scientists at the US National Institutes of Health conducted a study on nearly 12,000 American adults aged 45-66 and followed for 25 years. At the start of the study, the participants did not have any risk factors such as: heart failure, diabetes or obesity. After that, about 11.56% (1,366 people) were diagnosed with heart failure.

The team’s initial findings suggest that staying hydrated helps prevent or slow the progression of changes that can lead to heart failure.

Fluids – whether water or tea – are needed for a variety of bodily functions, including helping the heart pump blood efficiently. The researchers recommend a daily fluid intake of 1.5 to 2.1 liters for women and 2 to 3 liters for men, according to the researchers. The Sun.

To take care of the heart, in addition to ensuring the body has enough water, experts recommend exercising regularly, not smoking, limiting alcohol, consuming caffeine moderate and have a healthy diet, limiting salty, high sugar and fatty foods.

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