Big Geek Day Out: Bletchley Park 18th July
asmith9983 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 20:39:42 BST 2009
drinking 14 litres of water is seriously bad for your health too.
2009/6/15 the hatter <london.pm at bang.meep.org>
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Joel Bernstein wrote:
> > On 15 Jun 2009, at 12:14, Peter Corlett wrote:
> > > I picked up a bottle of cheap cooking shandy to sip on the train so
> > > I wouldn't get dehydrated
> > Does this actually work? Ethanol is diuretic isn't it? Either directly
> > or through its absorption.
> The net effect of drinking a pint of alcohol is likely to absorb more
> water than you'll pass from the effect. In terms of danger of real
> dehydration, drink up it'll do you good. Even in terms of taking
> sufficient daily fluids, better to drink your 2L of whatever is tasty (be
> it alcohol or caffeinated beverage, both of which are rumoured to be bad
> due to diuretic effects) than hardly any plain old water.
> the hatter
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