Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good – Medical News Today

 

This article published by Medical News Today is worth a read. A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors’ advice to ‘drink plenty of fluids.’

Source: Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good – Medical News Today

I take exception with both the headline and the central argument. Statistically, it fundamentally erroneous to generalize based upon a sample of one or two.

The point that the article misses is that most people in advanced countries do not drink enough water and this causes unnecessary health issues.

Thoughts?