Two in three chil­dren ‘not prop­erly hy­drated’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

NEARLY two thirds of chil­dren are not drink­ing enough at break­fast time to be prop­erly hy­drated, ac­cord­ing to a study. Re­searchers in Sh­effield be­lieve the anal­y­sis of more than 450 chil­dren be­tween nine and 11 is the first of its kind in the UK. It showed 60 per cent were classed as “not suf­fi­ciently hy­drated” – the stage just be­low “clin­i­cal de­hy­dra­tion”. A team from the Univer­sity of Sh­effield Med­i­cal School looked at what the chil­dren were eat­ing and drink­ing be­fore leav­ing for school. They also mea­sured urine os­mo­lal­ity – the con­cen­tra­tion of the chil­dren’s urine, which is a key in­di­ca­tor of hy­dra­tion lev­els.

TREE-MENDOUS: Artist Henry Bruce looks up at his largest, pos­si­bly most con­tro­ver­sial art project to date, in the grounds of the De­lam­ore Es­tate. As part of the art and sculp­ture ex­hi­bi­tion at De­lam­ore, Henry has painted a mas­sive skele­tal 21 me­tre high oak tree flu­o­res­cent pink to cel­e­brate the beauty of na­ture and the evolv­ing life of trees.

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