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You're asking a seemingly straightforward question, and most people would probably imagine that it had a well-known answer. The reality is that this sort of thing is controversial and difficult to test scientifically. Historically, there have been all kinds of varying and inconsistent scientific claims about the need to drink fluids during endurance sports. ...


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There is no doubt that hypohydration negatively affects performance, both independently of thirst and independently of knowledge of our hydration status. Recent blind studies (here, here, here, and here) confirm the results of earlier research, whilst addressing its proposed methodological issues. There has long been, and remains, considerable question about ...


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