DHAKA, Thailand — A growing body of evidence suggests that a common practice called dehydration — the process of removing salt from the water — may actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A new study by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University, and the Department of Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found that dehydration reduced the risk for all-cause and cause-specific mortality among people ages 50 to 74, regardless of whether they had hypertension, diabetes, or other cardiovascular disease conditions.
The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, involved a total of 1,000 people who were followed from age 50 to 73 to find out if dehydration might protect against all-causes of death, cardiovascular disease, or stroke.
The findings suggest that the reduction in risk may come at the cost of lowering blood pressure, which has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and death from other causes.
The researchers found that for people in the highest quartile of blood pressure at baseline, those in the lowest quartile had a 24 percent lower risk of dying from any cause and a 42 percent lower mortality rate from any type of cardiovascular or non-cardiovascular disease condition.
The study also found that the highest-risk group had an 8 percent higher risk of stroke, compared to the lowest group.
The results are in line with other research that found dehydration lowers the risk and mortality for cardiovascular diseases and other conditions.
For instance, a recent study from the American Heart Association found that people who regularly drink more than 2 cups of water a day and consume more fruits and vegetables had a 25 percent lower odds of dying during a 5-year follow-up period.
The authors of that study, however, cautioned that the results were based on a small cohort of people, so there is no reason to conclude that all people who do this should avoid drinking water, particularly if they have high blood pressure.
A study published in 2014 in the journal The Lancet found that high blood levels of sodium and potassium may increase the risk that a person with hypertension will develop diabetes.
A study in 2017 in the British Journal of Health Care found that diabetics who drink more water, exercise more, and eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains have a higher risk for developing hypertension, and that diabetic women who drink water more often are more likely to develop diabetes, compared with those who do not drink.
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But studies of dehydration in the U’s population have been limited, and not all studies have been blinded.
The UW-Madison study, which included more than 1,500 participants, is the largest study to date.
The team followed nearly 2,000 older adults over nearly six years, and found that those who drank more than 5 cups of fluids a day had a 44 percent lower overall risk of death compared to those who didn’t drink much or drank less than that.
The association between dehydration and cardiovascular disease remained significant even after accounting for diabetes, high blood pressures, and high cholesterol, the researchers noted.
In fact, the higher the risk was for diabetes and hypertension, the lower the risk from dehydration was.
The new study also suggests that drinking too much water can lead to weight gain, which is another risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other serious health problems.
The researchers noted that people with diabetes and high blood counts also have an increased risk for weight gain and type 2 diabetes, and this could lead to an increase in the number of overweight or obese people.
The American Heart Journal reports that a number of health and nutrition groups have called for more research into the link between dehydration, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has also called for increased studies to understand the health implications of dehydration for people.
Dr. Robert S. Blau, director of the University’s Center for Nutrition and Aging Research, said the findings of the UW-Milwaukee study were encouraging, but cautioned that more research is needed to confirm the findings.
“There is no question that drinking a lot of water and having a lot more food choices is important,” Blau said.
“It is not a good thing to have too much of either.
But there is also no evidence that a lot drinking is harmful.”
He added that he thinks there is a strong link between the risk-taking behaviors of people in this age group and their health.
“It is a very difficult time,” he said.