Health Headlines - 10/7/19

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on October 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:45s

Health Headlines - 10/7/19

In today's health headlines we talk about how billions of dollars are being wasted in health care spending.

A new study has shown that water is not the best option to hydrate you and you might be surprised at what's at the top of the list.


Health Headlines - 10/7/19

BALANCE BEAM.AND THAT'S YOUR SPORTS IN 60HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OFDOLLARS ARE BEING WASTED...WHEN IT COMES TOHEALTHCARE SPENDING.RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT 54GOVERNMENT- BASED REPORTS ANDSTUDIES ... PUBLISHEDOVER A SEVEN-YEAR SPAN.THEY FOUND... THE AMOUNT OFWASTEFUL SPENDING RANGED FROM760 ... TO 935BILLION DOLLARS.THAT'S ABOUT 25-PERCENT OF ALLHEALTHCARE SPENDING.ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES... PRICINGFAILURE... OVERTREATMENT ANDFRAUD ... MADE UP THE MAJORITYOF WASTED SPENDING.WHEN YOU'RE THRISTY AND NEED ADRINK... YOU MAY BE TEMPTED TOREACH FOR A GLASS OFWATER.WELL... ACCORDING TO A NEWSTUDY... THAT REALLY ISN'T THEMOST HYDRATING CHOICE.ANDY ROSE EXPLAINS.IF SOMEONE WERE TO ASK..."WHAT'S THE BEST DRINK TOKEEP YOU HYDRATED?"YOU, AND MOST PEOPLE, WOULDPROBABLY ANSWER..WATER.WELL..

HATE TO BREAK IT TOYOU... BUT GOOD OL' H2OMAY NOT BE THE BEST OPTION.THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY FROMSCOTLAND'SST.

ANDREW'S UNIVERSITY...RESEARCHERS COMPARED THEHYDRATION RESPONSESOF SEVERAL DIFFERENT DRINKS ANDFOUND THAT, YES, WATER DOES APRETTY GOOD JOBBUT DRINKS WITH LOW AMOUNTS OFSUGAR, FAT ORPROTEIN DO AN EVEN BETTER JOB OFKEEPING THE BODY HYDRATED FORLONGER PERIOD OF TIME.THE STUDY'S AUTHOR ANDPROFESSOR, RONALDMAUGHAN, SAYS ONE REASON HAS TODO WITH HOW OUR BODIES RESPONDTO CERTAIN BEVERAGES.CONSIDER THE VOLUME...THE MORE YOU DRINK, THE FASTERTHE DRINK EMPTIESFROM YOUR STOMACH, AND GETS INTOTHE BLOODSTREAM, WHERE IT CANDILUTE THE BODY'SFLUIDS AND HYDRATE YOU.ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IS ADRINK'SNUTRIENT COMPOSITION.RESEARCHERS TESTED 13 BEVERAGESTO SEE WHICHWOULD KEEP YOU HYDRATED FOR ATLEAST A FOUR HOUR PERIOD...THE TOP 5...-SKIM MILK-ORAL REHYDRATION SOLUTIONS ..LIKE PEDIALYTE-FULL FAT MILK-ORANGE JUICE-COLAWATER AND SPARKLING WATER RANKED10TH AND11TH.I'M ANDY ROSE REPORTING.

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