Dehydration and cognition: an understated relation

Rita Merhej, (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon)

Another evidence of the relation between dehydration and cognition.

  • Water is essential for mental health. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the necessity to integrate water as an essential nutrient for healthy cognitive functioning in nutrition research.
  • This study is based on a general review and show that dehydration, even at mild levels, is associated with impairments in basic and higher order cognitive functions.
  • Websites from international authoritative nutrition sources understate the role of water in healthy nutrition, and omit the discussion of the impact of dehydration on cognitive functioning.

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