Dehydration week five day seven

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Dehydration Dehydration Nutrition sci241 University of Phoenix Mark Watson October 31 2010 Kelley Gaske
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Water is a fundamental and essential element of life. The human body is a structure created through nature with cells that need water to stay alive. The human body relies on water to survive, as much as it needs oxygen and nutrients. Water is important for life to grow and succeed. Lack of water can cause dehydration in a living body and can have severe results such as illness and death. This paper will explain the effects of water, and why it is so important for life. Water is the most essential element to a human body’s existence. Two-thirds of the human body’s weight represents water: human brain composes 95% of water, blood-82%, lungs-90% (Water and Health). Water is also important for it’s working element that helps every organ to function. The web site Water and Health shows an additional role of water to our health maintenance…”In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer”. Every function in our bodies is performed in water. It is the solvent of vitamins and minerals which are transported by carriers through the blood stream to where they are needed. According to YLM (2008) there are several functions that water performs in the body such as: Water-the basis for blood, saliva, and digestive fluids. Water-hygienic lubricant for organs. Water form fluids that help joints work normally. Water-body temperature regulator distributing or the excess being eliminated through sweating. Water is at the basis of the urine.
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Mayo Clinic describes some extra functions of water…”water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues” (Water: How much should you drink every day?, para. 3). Since a human body is made up of approximately 50 to 70% of water, drinking water assists
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course AAIT SCI taught by Professor Pearlman during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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