Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Water Intoxication?

Most of us know we need to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water to maintain good health. Well, the amount of water may vary depending on who's doing the recommending.

They say you can have too much of a good thing, and it seems the same thing applies to water. It is possible to drink too much water, as a recent news report shows.

A young woman in the US died last week after taking part in a water-drinking contest held on air. The "Hold your wee for a Wii" radio contest, was to see how much water the 18 contestants could drink without going to the bathroom (the prize on offer was a Nintendo Wii). Ten employees of, including three DJs have since been fired by the California-based radio station that aired the contest.

You can read the sad story here.

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