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» Is There a Link Between Dehydration and Obesity?
A recent study in the Annals of Family Medicine shows a significant association between poor hydration and elevated body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Researchers analyzed BMI and urine osmolality records of adults ages 18-64. A urine osmolality value of 800 mOsm/kg or greater indicates inadequate hydration. Nearly a third of the participants were dehydrated.…