Hydration Lab

Welcome to the Hydration Lab, a series of learning and teaching materials designed by, and for, healthcare and scientific professionals. These materials include summaries of current scientific evidence on hydration and health. Each item is available to view online or to download.
A summary of the current scientific evidence of hydration in the aging population with a specific focus on the causes, consequences and management of dehydration.
child drinking water
A review of the current scientific evidence on the physiology of water and the importance of hydration from infancy to adolescence.
A pregnant lady drinking
A scientific review of the role and the importance of water during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A global review of the physiology of hydration in adults, detailing the water distribution in the human body, the water balance and the main recommendations for water intake.
A summary of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of kidney stones, and scientific review on water intake for the prevention and reduction of health costs in stone disease.
A summary of recent studies that show that even dehydration below 2% of body mass loss has impacts on cognition.


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Expert Working Group

Our Expert Working Group meet regularly to discuss the importance of healthy hydration and to develop strategies to encourage patients and the general public to adopt healthier hydration practices.

Prof. Max Lafontan
INSERM Unit 858, University of Toulouse, France
Prof. David Haslam
Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire / National Obesity Forum, UK
Prof. Hardinsyah
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Prof. Jean-François Duhamel
CHU de Caen, France
Dr. Simón Barquera
National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong
University Professor, specialist in sports physiology and expert in hydration, Connecticut, USA

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