Affiliations: At the time of preparing this manuscript, SM Shirreffs was with the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
Global patterns of water intake: how intake data affect recommendations
Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2012
© 2012 International Life Sciences Institute
Special Issue: Second International ILSI North America Conference on Hydration and Health, November 15-16, 2011 Miami Beach, Florida
Volume 70, Issue Supplement s2, pages S98–S100, November 2012
How to Cite
Shirreffs, S. M. (2012), Global patterns of water intake: how intake data affect recommendations. Nutrition Reviews, 70: S98–S100. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2012.00529.x
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- adequate water intake;
- water consumption;
- water intake
Studies to assess water intake have been undertaken in many countries around the world. Some of these have been large-scale studies, whereas others have used a small number of subjects. These studies provide an emerging picture of water and/or fluid consumption in different populations around the world. Studies of this nature have also formed the basis of a number of recommendations published by different organizations, including the US Institute of Medicine and the European Food Safety Authority. The results of these intake studies indicate substantial differences in water and/or fluid intake in different populations, which have translated into different intake recommendations.