Nutrition Publication

The relationship between hydration status and cognitive performance in school children

Editor(s): M. Parisi, R. Fadda, D. Grathwohl, D. Rollo, Ml. Pedditzi, J. Schmitt, G. Rapinett.

Parisi et al have reported in this paper a high prevalence of dehydration (83%) in children and a negative correlation between urinary osmolality and auditory number span.  High urinary osmolality was linked with dehydration. Therefore, drinking water during a school day can influence some aspects of cognitive performance such as short-term memory.