effects of dehydration

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Unformatted text preview: SCI/241 Adults contain 60% body weight in water Children contain 70% body weight in water Water weight decreases with age The DRIs recommend 3.7 liters per day for men and 2.7 liters per day for women Acts as a Joint lubricant Regulates body temperature Regulates digestive system Dehydration can lead to Seizures Permanent brain damage Death Sodium 1500 mg/day Potassium 4700 mg/day Calcium 1000­1200 mg/day Magnesium 310­420 mg/day Chloride 2300 mg/day Caffeine causes a temporary increase in metabolism When combining the two together such as red bull and vodka can cause dehydration Drink water before, during and after any activity Avoid high protein diets Drink less alcohol and caffeine drinks Do not take salt tablets Spend time in shaded areas while outside Wear light weight clothes while outside Grosvenor, M. B., & Smolin, L. A. (2006). Nutrition: Everyday choices. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ...
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course NUTR 220 taught by Professor D.anderson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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