Drinking eight glasses of water every day has no health benefits

Drinking six to eight glasses of water every day has long been touted as a health, beauty and diet tip.

But now a doctor in Scotland is urging people not to become waterlogged, calling the advice ‘debunked nonsense’.

GP Margaret McCartney, argues in this week’s BMJ, that there is no high quality evidence supporting any kind of benefit to be gained from drinking increased amounts of water.

She writes: “There are many organisations with vested interests who would like to tell doctors and patients what to do. We should just say no.”