210418 • “It's just water!”

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM

Sibylle_X Kranz, PhD, RD , Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Introduction to the topic: Water has only recently been acknowledged as a nutrient in the human diet. In addition to its hydrating function, water appears to have an effect on a number of metabolic processes. This session is aimed at increasing the participants understanding of the complex associations between water and health. There is a great need for increased awareness of inadequate water intake. Furthermore, the application of scientific knowledge might promote the prevention of adverse health effects in the population. However achieving individual and societal behaviour change is challenged by unique national, cultural, economic and political factors. Standards for water intake levels have been developed but the need for more evidence-based public policy recommendations is as great.

Learning Objectives:
The participant will be able to describe the reasons for the emergence of water as a nutrient.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ongoing active research stream in the area of nutrition and public health
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.