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Increased Water Intake Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Women — Study

Increased Water Intake Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Women — Study

NEWS, Women's health
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has suggested that premenopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections (cystitis) who drank more water had less frequent infections in a randomized clinical trial. The study included 140 women with recurrent cystitis who reported drinking less than 1.5 litres of total fluid daily (about six 8-ounce glasses). During the 12 months of the trial, half the women were assigned to drink 1.5 litres of water in addition to their regular fluids, while the others did not change their regular fluid intake. Episodes of cystitis were less frequent in women who drank more water for 12 months (average number of cystitis episodes was 1.7 for the women who drank more water compared with 3.2 for the women who didn’t). The study can’t tell re