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20 October 2010

Athletes should drink more water

Top sports persons must always perform to their maximum capacity, making them the most vulnerable to the effects of dehydration.

Top sports persons must always perform to their maximum capacity, making them the most vulnerable to the effects of dehydration. Now, a new study conducted by researchers from the Universidad de Castilla la Mancha (UCLM) in Spain, reveals that 91% of professional basketball, volleyball, handball and football players are dehydrated when they begin their training sessions.

Many studies have tested dehydration in outdoor sports, but little scientific information is available on indoor sports. This new study, which was published in the European Journal of Sport Science, calculates the loss of body fluids and salts on behalf of professional basketball, volleyball, handball and indoor football players.

 
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