Skip to comments.EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
Posted on 11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by mkmensinger
"EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Our bureaucrats did come out with warning labels for the chemical H2O though. heh.
Idiotocracy... Brawndo, it’s what your body craves.. Water? You mean the stuff in the toilet?
You must be the smartest man in the world. LOL
I thought you needed electrolytes in water to hydrate. Water alone (filtered bottle water has all minerals removed) doesnt have enough. Wasnt that the reason GatorAide was developed for athletes?
JFTR, BBcode doesn't work here; you have to use HTML.
This reminds me of the kid who did a science fair project getting people to sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide - a chemical compound that is contaminating the earth.
Ill bet that this is behind some process to kill off
to deny them water and let them die of thirst...
But they didnt let them dehydrate!!!
My guess is that food will be the next target of the EU bureaucrats.
This is what happens when you have a legislative body that sells legislation to the highest bidder.
The 3 year study defies all common sense, science and logic
We have a SCOTUS that declared CO2 a pollutant. I would say their morons are just as stupid as our morons.
That kid wasn’t alone. Penn & Teller did that too. It’s amazing how eager people were to ban it. You can find videos like that on Youtube.
I don’t know what their reasoning is, like where are they coming from. Were they just talking about plain water during heavy activity or just walking around in daily pursuits. I’m leaning towards their thinking on just plain non-active things. You need more than just plain water if you’re engaged in heavy sports or such.
Filtering cannot remove all minerals. The only thing that can do that is distillationand you'd need to do complex fractional distillation to remove contaminants that have lower boiling points than water. Reverse-osmosis filtration can remove between 90 and 99 percent of inorganic minerals, which puts it in second place, but the water from that is not harmful.
filtered bottle water has all minerals removed
The purpose of all government is to grant monopolies to the highest bidder.
The Eurocrats do not reason; they dictate.
I dont know what their reasoning is, like where are they coming from
ya these people are all wet
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The government will order you to drink gatorade or risk a hefty fine. lol.
Thank God we have places like the Mayo Clinic that are Intelligent.
What is our reaction to the outcome? Let us put it this way: We are neither surprised nor delighted.
The European Commission is wrong; it should have authorised the claim. That should be more than clear to anyone who has consumed water in the past, and who has not? We fear there is something wrong in the state of Europe.
Lewis Carroll would have had a field day with these folks.
“And I thought our bureaucrats were morons.”
“A MEETING OF 21 SCIENTISTS IN PARMA, ITALY, CONCLUDED THAT REDUCED WATER CONTENT IN THE BODY WAS A SYMPTOM OF DEHYDRATION AND NOT SOMETHING THAT DRINKING WATER COULD SUBSEQUENTLY CONTROL”
“PROF BRIAN RATCLIFFE, SPOKESMAN FOR THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, SAID DEHYDRATION WAS USUALLY CAUSED BY A CLINICAL CONDITION AND THAT ONE COULD REMAIN ADEQUATELY HYDRATED WITHOUT DRINKING WATER.”
Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life down here.
Someone in the FDA is probably going to be in trouble for not catching this themselves.
But a consensus of scientists agreed that water doesn’t hydrate so it must be true...right Al Gore
I think the UN should spend 10 years and $50 Million to study this as well.
Brought to you by the same highly degreed, but obviously not the sharpest knives in the drawer bunch, that decreed man made global warming would end the world any time now ... tap, tap, tap, ...........
One of the commenters to the Telegraph article recommended a scientific test: Take the 21 scientists to the middle of the Sahara Desert and give 10 of them water and the other 11 nothing and leave them there for 30 days. Then checki which group was dehydrated.
Take these fine people out and drop them in the desert without water and leave them there for a week.
Actually if they had no food both groups would be dehydrated.
The ones with no water would die within three days or so. The ones who had water would live longer but without food they also would become dehydrated.
Intelligence is irrelevant.
Reason is futile.
In related news, cats have whiskers.
“Actually if they had no food both groups would be dehydrated.
The ones with no water would die within three days or so. The ones who had water would live longer but without food they also would become dehydrated.”
Have you ever seen a European drink a glass of water?
Wine, that’s what they drink, isn’t it? Never water?
On no account will they ever drink water, and not without good reason.
Water, that’s what I’m getting at, water. Mkmensinger, water is the source of all life. Seven-tenths of this earth’s surface is water. Why, do you realize that seventy percent of you is water?
And as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids.
Are you beginning to understand?
Mkmensinger. Mkmensinger, have you never wondered why I drink only distilled toilet water, or pondwater, and only pure-grain alcohol?
Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation. Fluoridation of water?
Well, do you know what it is?
Hand me that 30 cal, will you?
There’s no electrolytes in water.
This is moronocracy at it’s best (worst). Screw these bureaucratards.
They have wasted vast sums of money and time to determine that water does NOT help prevent ‘dehydration’ in the human body???
They appear to base their nonsense on an incoherent case that
(1) a medical condition of ‘dehydration’ may have causes other than relative intake of H2O,
(2) drinking bottled water is not UNIQUELY beneficial compared to other possible sources of H2O.
However,neither (1) nor (2) in any way undermines the simple claim that regular intake of THIS type of bottled water can prevent dehyrdation.
Sure, there can be other causes of dehydration than a below average water intake, and sure, there can be other ways to obtain H2O (including drinking water form a tap or stream, or getting H2O in other beverages etc.), but that in no way logically undermines the claim in dispute.
One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration (though caffeine is a diuretic and affects how much liquid one would need to consume). The fact that one does not uniquely NEED to drink bottled water (duh) in no way implies that the proposed label claim is false.
EU denies that water is wet.
And these kinds of idiots come to Newt and offer him 1 million to give them some opinions!...
And many here expect him to turn it down!... Well duuuugh..
“One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration”
“I think the UN should spend 10 years and $50 Million to study this as well.”
You cheapskate! This is going to take several billion dollars of “investment” in further studies. Maybe even a couple of trillion! Let’s demand that owebama gets right on this! For the teachers and the children! And the cops and firefighters!
Bureaucracy is the worst thing in the universe.
Only the solid lumps. Dissolved minerals are still there