Study: Drinking Water Prevents Heart Failure

New research shows that drinking more water can help prevent heart disease.
According to research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology conference, it turns out that proper hydration (that is, maintaining adequate levels of water over the long-term) can lower the risk of developing heart disease. The same National Institutes of Health researchers found that the majority of people in the world don't meet the threshold they consider to be beneficial for cardiology.

In a press release, Natalia Dmitrieva, a researcher at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, stated that maintaining good hydration could prevent or at minimum slow down heart disease. These findings suggest that we should pay more attention to how much fluid we consume each day and take corrective action if necessary.

Researchers found that women need to drink around 1.6 to 2.1 liters of fluid per day, while men should consume about 2 to 3 liters. Women should drink between 1.6 and 2.1 liters. This will prevent additional heart failure risks and provide protective effects. If a person drinks less than this, their sodium levels will rise and cause heart failure.



These are long-term changes so drinking lots of water one day but not the next isn't going to make a difference.

According to Dimietrieva, it is normal to believe that serum sodium and hydration should change from day to day depending upon how much we consume each day. The fact that serum sodium concentrations remain within a narrow range for long periods of time is probably due to regular fluid intake.