Adults who drink water every day can slow down their aging process and develop fewer chronic health problems.
According to one study, adults who stay well hydrated seem to live longer and develop fewer chronic health problems.
Researchers have found that drinking enough water every day can slow down aging. The study, spanning more than 30 years and involving more than 11,000 people, monitored their blood sodium levels, which increase with dehydration.
These same researchers found that adults with high sodium levels were 64% more likely to develop chronic diseases such as heart failure and stroke, lung disease, diabetes and dementia, and to die at a younger age.
The American team suggested that water deprivation would lead to DNA damage and inflammation, accelerating the aging process.
In this study, the exact amount of water needed was not specified, but the NHS Eatwell Guide recommends adults drink between six and eight cups a day, or about two litres.