According to the results of a new study from researchers at Harvard, more than half of the nation’s children and teens are dehydrated. And, shockingly, about 25 percent of kids don’t drink water daily.
That’s the key finding of the national study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health late last week.
Boys were 76 percent more likely than girls to be dehydrated.
“These findings are significant because they highlight a potential health issue that has not been given a whole lot of attention in the past,” the study’s lead author, Erica Kenney, said in a statement.
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