MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Professor Yair Lotan MD
Chief of Urologic Oncology
Holder of the Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss Professorship in Urology
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Department of Urology
Dallas, Texas 75390-9110
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Urinary tract infections are extremely common in women and many women experience recurrent episodes which impact their quality of life. There are also many women who do not drink as much water as is recommended.
This study found that in healthy women with recurrent UTIs who drink less than 1.5 liters per day, the additional intake of 1.5 liters of water daily reduced the risk of recurrent infections by nearly 50%. Continue reading