Hydrating daily is good for your heart. A new European Heart Journal study suggests that not drinking enough water may lead to persistent
heart disease. Thus, you may worry if you're drinking enough water daily for heart health. Grab your favorite bottled water, sip up, and
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We know that the human body needs water to function correctly. Natalia Dmitrieva, Ph.D., the study's lead author and researcher in the
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of NIH, says, "Similar to
reducing salt intake, drinking enough water and staying hydrated are ways to support our hearts and may help reduce long-term risks for heart disease."
Dmitrieva and her team began with "preclinical research" linking cardiac fibrosis with dehydration, then analyzed data from almost
15,000 people aged 45 to 66. The data included two-year Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study participants and 25 years of health exams.
The latest study only observed well-hydrated people. When the trial began, 11,814 participants were neither obese, heart failure, or diabetic.