Dehydration Influences Mood and Cognition: A Plausible Hypothesis?

  title={Dehydration Influences Mood and Cognition: A Plausible Hypothesis?},
  author={David Benton},
The hypothesis was considered that a low fluid intake disrupts cognition and mood. Most research has been carried out on young fit adults, who typically have exercised, often in heat. The results of these studies are inconsistent, preventing any conclusion. Even if the findings had been consistent, confounding variables such as fatigue and increased temperature make it unwise to extrapolate these findings. Thus in young adults there is little evidence that under normal living conditions… CONTINUE READING

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