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Water May Not Be Wet

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration - Telegraph

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.
Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.
“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.
“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”
A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.
Now the EFSA verdict has been turned into an EU directive which was issued on Wednesday.

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The EU and the same 21 Professors have actually ruled:

Food or Food component: Water
Health Relationship: Hydration, eg. body function, physical and cognitive performance
Proposed wording:
- Water keeps you hydrated;
- Good hydration ensures optimal mental and physical performance;
- Recommended water intake is typically 1 to 1.5 litres/day (sedentary/temperate conditions) in addition to water contained in food.

They dould not accept the claim that:
Drinking water reduces the risk factors of Dehydration
when the omly risk factors the bottlers could come up with were the symptoms of existing Dehydration,, i.e. the claim was nonsense.

(The Telegraph was my paper of choice late 1960s - early 1980s, when it was conservative, not rabid.)

The EU and the same 21 Professors have actually ruled:

Food or Food component: Water
Health Relationship: Hydration, eg. body function, physical and cognitive performance
Proposed wording:
- Water keeps you hydrated;
- Good hydration ensures optimal mental and physical performance;
- Recommended water intake is typically 1 to 1.5 litres/day (sedentary/temperate conditions) in addition to water contained in food.

They could not accept the claim that:
Drinking water reduces the risk factors of Dehydration
when the only risk factors the bottlers could come up with were the symptoms of existing Dehydration,, i.e. the claim was nonsense.

(The Telegraph was my paper of choice late 1960s - early 1980s, when it was conservative, not rabid.)

Sorry - corrected typos, but evidently failed to cancel 1st post.

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