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    EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

    Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.




    NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day


    EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.


    Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.


    Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.


    “The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.


    “If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day

    The argument is probably over why there is no maximum stipulated

    You can get drunk and even drown from drinking too much water.

    And with the price of Universities nowadays, the dumbed down Brits need guidance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day
    Complete rubbish.

    The only way I drink 1.2 litres of water a day is if it has been converted into beer first.

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    Nothing like a half-truth to satisfy the media...the full link to the article from The Telegraph:

    EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration - Telegraph

    After ridiculing the decision the article then goes on to say:

    They applied for the right to state that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration” as well as preventing a decrease in performance.
    However, last February, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) refused to approve the statement.
    A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.
    Whilst it is true to say that a person has to drink a certain quantity of water to replenish daily losses...it is not true to say that water will stop all types of dehydration. The obvious example is water loss through diarrhea due to some illness such as Cholera.....

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    ....I mean three fucking years to come up with a report.

    Do we really pay these cunts to do this.

    It's water the body needs it. FFS


    Fucking joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    You can get drunk and even drown from drinking too much water.
    Nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Nothing like a half-truth to satisfy the media...the full link to the article from The Telegraph:

    EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration - Telegraph

    After ridiculing the decision the article then goes on to say:

    They applied for the right to state that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration” as well as preventing a decrease in performance.
    However, last February, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) refused to approve the statement.
    A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.
    Whilst it is true to say that a person has to drink a certain quantity of water to replenish daily losses...it is not true to say that water will stop all types of dehydration. The obvious example is water loss through diarrhea due to some illness such as Cholera.....
    Well, the treatment of cholera is Oral rehydration therapy (ORT), which is basically sugar and salt in - well water.

    The problem is that people are using the same word for different things. Clincally "dehydration" is broadly loss of water AND solutes (hence use of ORT as above). Simple water therefore will neither prevent, treat nor cure "dehydration" (clinically). Commonly however we often use "dehydration" to mean "very thirsty" for which water would be a good cure.

    Same language, different usage.

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    All sounds very wet to me!

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