4/3/2008 7:42:48 AM
PHILADELPHIA, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. adults have long been told drinking eight glasses of water daily is healthy, but University of Pennsylvania researchers say the evidence is thin. So the advice goes, drinking all that water is helpful for a range of health benefits from keeping organs healthy to warding off weight gain and improving skin tone. Dr. Dan Negoianu and Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia reviewed the published clinical studies on drinking water and found solid evidence that individuals in hot, dry climates, as well as athletes and those with certain diseases have an increased need for water. However, no data exists for average, healthy individuals. Read full article below.
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