Monday, October 09, 2017 10:15 AM

HATE UTIS? ONE SIMPLE STEP CAN CUT THE RISK

By Karen Pallarito

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plenty of water[1] each day may have an unexpected benefit -- staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports.

Young women plagued by UTIs who drank an additional 6 cups of water[2] each day were nearly half -- 48 percent -- as likely as a control group to have another infection, the study showed.

The water group also reduced their use of antibiotics[3] by roughly half -- or 47 percent.

What's more, the amount of time that passed before a woman's next UTI[4] and between recurrent infections was longer in the water group than in the control group.

Women are more prone to UTIs than men, partly due to their anatomy. A shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria from rectum to enter the vagina

News source: WebMD

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