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    Response to: "No doubt that dehydration impairs exercise performances and risks health."
    • Braden G. O'Neill, DPhil Candidate
    • Other Contributors:
      • Peter J Gill, Matthew Thompson, Carl Heneghan

    We agree with Dr Stachenfeld that the medical community should consider exercise a priority for research and practice; however we feel it is important to address a concern raised in her response, which questioned the relative importance of systematic reviews compared to an individual randomized trial.

    Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials are now widely considered to be the highest quality evidence...

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    No doubt that dehydration impairs exercise performances and risks health.

    I was pleased to see that physicians were at last taking an interest in physical activity as a method of preventive medicine. Further, I could not agree more that there are many claims made by manufacturers regarding improving performance that are unsupported by the literature (if there is any literature at all). In this note, I will not address anything other than claims made regarding fluid regulation, and do not supp...

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