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EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: brussels; bureaucratsgonewild; dehydration; dihydrogenmonoxide; eu; eunuchs; notbreaking; sproutbrains; water
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And I thought our bureaucrats were morons.
1 posted on 11/19/2011 4:26:44 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

Our bureaucrats did come out with warning labels for the chemical H2O though. heh.


2 posted on 11/19/2011 4:30:56 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: All

Idiotocracy... Brawndo, it’s what your body craves.. Water? You mean the stuff in the toilet?


3 posted on 11/19/2011 4:32:40 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: newnhdad

You must be the smartest man in the world. LOL


4 posted on 11/19/2011 4:41:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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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.

[url]http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp[/url]

5 posted on 11/19/2011 4:42:59 PM PST by Kipp
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To: mkmensinger

I thought you needed electrolytes in water to hydrate. Water alone (filtered bottle water has all minerals removed) doesn’t have enough. Wasn’t that the reason GatorAide was developed for athletes?


6 posted on 11/19/2011 4:46:15 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Kipp

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.
JFTR, BBcode doesn't work here; you have to use HTML.

<a href="http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp">http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp</a>

http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp

7 posted on 11/19/2011 4:55:58 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: GeronL

Ill bet that this is behind some process to kill off
Comatose Patients.

to deny them water and let them die of thirst...
But they didnt let them dehydrate!!!


8 posted on 11/19/2011 4:57:00 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: SkyDancer
Food has minerals.

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.

9 posted on 11/19/2011 4:58:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: LtKerst

The 3 year study defies all common sense, science and logic


10 posted on 11/19/2011 4:58:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mkmensinger

We have a SCOTUS that declared CO2 a pollutant. I would say their morons are just as stupid as our morons.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 5:00:42 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Kipp

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.


12 posted on 11/19/2011 5:01:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


13 posted on 11/19/2011 5:04:17 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: SkyDancer

filtered bottle water has all minerals removed
Filtering cannot remove all minerals. The only thing that can do that is distillation—and 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.

Besides, the stuff we need comes from our food rather than from water. Inorganic minerals don't do anything for us, and either get eliminated from the body via excretory function or stored in our tissues (which can lead to health problems).
14 posted on 11/19/2011 5:05:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SkyDancer
I'm leaning towards sport-drink manufacturers purchasing a piece of custom legislation to force consumers to buy their product.

The purpose of all government is to grant monopolies to the highest bidder.

15 posted on 11/19/2011 5:06:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: SkyDancer

I don’t know what their reasoning is, like where are they coming from
The Eurocrats do not reason; they dictate.
16 posted on 11/19/2011 5:07:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: mkmensinger

ya these people are all wet


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18 posted on 11/19/2011 5:43:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The government will order you to drink gatorade or risk a hefty fine. lol.


19 posted on 11/19/2011 5:48:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mkmensinger
Brawndo
20 posted on 11/19/2011 5:55:20 PM PST by topfile
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To: mkmensinger

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2011/nov/18/1


21 posted on 11/19/2011 5:56:42 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: mkmensinger

Thank God we have places like the Mayo Clinic that are Intelligent.
Dehydration Symptoms:
http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-MADS00561/Dehydration?q=dehydration+symptoms#symptoms


22 posted on 11/19/2011 6:01:12 PM PST by marty60
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To: GeronL

Brawndo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5C7Vxy5R6U


23 posted on 11/19/2011 6:05:03 PM PST by topfile
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To: mkmensinger
LOL! My favorite part:

“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.

24 posted on 11/19/2011 6:08:00 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: mkmensinger

“And I thought our bureaucrats were morons.”


Not just the bureaucrats.

“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.”


25 posted on 11/19/2011 6:08:03 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: mkmensinger

Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life down here.


26 posted on 11/19/2011 6:09:04 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: mkmensinger

Someone in the FDA is probably going to be in trouble for not catching this themselves.


27 posted on 11/19/2011 6:09:52 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: mkmensinger

But a consensus of scientists agreed that water doesn’t hydrate so it must be true...right Al Gore


28 posted on 11/19/2011 6:10:09 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: topfile

Funny. :)


29 posted on 11/19/2011 6:13:07 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mkmensinger

I think the UN should spend 10 years and $50 Million to study this as well.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 6:13:11 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: mkmensinger

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, ...........


31 posted on 11/19/2011 6:14:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: chessplayer

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.


32 posted on 11/19/2011 6:21:24 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Zerobama's bus tour: the Blunder Bus Tour)
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To: chessplayer

Take these fine people out and drop them in the desert without water and leave them there for a week.


33 posted on 11/19/2011 6:32:50 PM PST by crz
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To: RightWingConspirator

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.


34 posted on 11/19/2011 6:47:01 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: GeronL

Intelligence is irrelevant.
Reason is futile.


35 posted on 11/19/2011 6:53:04 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: mkmensinger

In related news, cats have whiskers.


36 posted on 11/19/2011 6:58:48 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: RipSawyer

“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.”


True,,,but the “scientists” are claiming that drinking water is completely unnecessary. All the animals going to the watering hole over the millions of years for a drink,,,totally unnecessary. Nature has it all wrong.


37 posted on 11/19/2011 7:00:54 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: mkmensinger

Mkmensinger?
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?


38 posted on 11/19/2011 7:05:14 PM PST by tumblindice (Water is wet, too)
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39 posted on 11/19/2011 7:06:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: newnhdad

There’s no electrolytes in water.


40 posted on 11/19/2011 7:20:27 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
There’s no electrolytes in water.

Kw=1.0x10-14

Cheers!

41 posted on 11/19/2011 7:23:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: mkmensinger

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.


42 posted on 11/19/2011 7:26:13 PM PST by Enchante
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To: mkmensinger

EU denies that water is wet.


43 posted on 11/19/2011 7:26:24 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: mkmensinger

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..


44 posted on 11/19/2011 7:46:14 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Enchante

“One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration”


Disagree. A few months ago I drank nothing but coffee. No tap water, no bottled water, no soda pop, no juices,,,just coffee. I began to get irregular heartbeats every day,,,all day. My doc said I was severely dehydrated and that was what was causing the skips. She told me to drink plain old water. Did as she said and, lo and behold, no more skips.


45 posted on 11/19/2011 7:49:58 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: mkmensinger
The article also mentions previous rules by EU: bent banana and curved cucumber .
46 posted on 11/19/2011 8:05:09 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: bigdaddy45

“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!


47 posted on 11/19/2011 8:05:45 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: mkmensinger
In related news...


48 posted on 11/19/2011 8:19:38 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: mkmensinger
I often rant here about this.

Bureaucracy is the worst thing in the universe.

49 posted on 11/19/2011 8:30:54 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: SkyDancer
filtered bottle water has all minerals removed)

Only the solid lumps. Dissolved minerals are still there

50 posted on 11/19/2011 8:42:33 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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