Daily Water Intake and Water Balance

Despite numerous research works to determine the daily water requirements of children, men, women, and older adults, no study provides definitive answers and no universal consensus exists. Authors from USA aimed to analyze published evidence with relevance to these issues and present a novel approach to asses daily water requirements of individuals. Various studies demonstrate that 19–71% of adults around the globe consume less than 1.8 L/24h (total water intake- TWI) each day. The impact of this is significant as increasing evidence demonstrates that chronically elevated plasma arginine vasopressin (due to an insufficient daily TWI) could contribute to a number of negative health outcomes. As such, primary prevention is cost-effective and easy-to-implement, which only required to consume a daily TWI.