Over-hydration may pose risk to runners

Over-hydration can be more dangerous than dehydration. Consider this: Up to 27 percent of athletes seeking medical attention during long races show warning signs of hyponatremia.
The 200,000-plus runners approaching the starting line of major marathons each year need to heed warnings about a recently identified, potentially life-threatening hazard that can result from drinking too much water–hyponatremia.
"While the dangers of not drinking enough water are common knowled...

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