Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

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Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent urinary infections, according to results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. UTIs are also called cystitis or bladder infections.

This study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami, Florida, involved 140 women with recurrent cystitis who reported drinking less than six 8-ounce cups of total fluid per day. For one year, half of the women were asked to drink an additional 1.5 liters of water per day (about six cups) and the other half didn’t change their fluid intake.

During the 12-month period, the women who drank more water had an average of 1.7 urinary tract infections, while the women who didn’t increase their fluid intake had an average of 3.2 bladder infections.

Sourced from: JAMA Internal Medicine