Dehydration can alter mood and ability to think

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A recent study has suggested that mild dehydration can have an adverse effect on a person’s energy level, mood and ability to think and perform mental tasks.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of dehydrated subjects to do a series of tests on concentration, reasoning, memory, learning and vigilance. The results were then compared with those of another group who were not dehydrated.

The findings showed that male subjects experienced fatigue and anxiety and had difficulty doing mental tasks which required vigilance, and working memory.

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