Can alkaline water improve your health?
A study in the 2001 issue of “Shanghai Journal of Protective Medicine” found drinking alkaline water for three to six months lowered cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure levels in participants.
Another study in the July 2012 edition of “Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology,” titled “Potential Benefits of pH 8.8 Alkaline Drinking Water as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Reflux Disease,” found that water with a pH of 8.8 effectively neutralized stomach acid and pepsin, making it a possible treatment for acid reflux.
In France, researchers followed the health of 3,777 elderly people from 1988-2004 in rural areas known for having high aluminum or silica content in the drinking water. The study was published in 2009 in the “American Journal of Epidemiology” as “Aluminum and silica in drinking water and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive decline,” and one of the findings was that silica in drinking water (10 mg/day) was associated with a reduced risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
A 2010 study published in “The Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine,” titled “Acid-base balance and hydration status following consumption of mineral-based alkaline bottled water,” concluded that test subjects who drank alkaline water showed an improved acid-base balance and hydration status compared to tap water.
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