Accession Number : ADA329907

Title :   Review of Methods of Improving the Intake and Absorption of Water into the Body by the Use of Alternative Supply Methods and/or Additives.

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Thomson, G. F. ; Walker, G. J. ; Forbes-Ewan, C. H.

PDF Url : ADA329907

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Defence personnel working in the heat run the risk of heat illnesses and decreased performance due to hypohydration. Physiological, psychological and mechanical methods for improving the intake and absorption of water into the body are discussed. Recommendations include evaluation of the effectiveness and service suitability of bladder' style delivery systems, and water bottles with push/pull tops such as those used on some sports bottles, consideration of the inclusion of sports drinks' into ration packs, and studies on hyperhydration.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *BODY FLUIDS, *ORAL INTAKE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DRINKING WATER, ILLNESS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, AUSTRALIA, PSYCHOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL ABSORPTION, DEHYDRATION, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), EXHAUSTION(PSYCHOLOGICAL), HYDRATION.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE