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Danger In Marathon Runners Drinking Too Much Water

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May 5, 2000
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Drinking too much water while running a marathon can kill you. That may sound like a rumor passed around on the Internet, but it does happen in some cases. Now researchers at the University of California, San Francisco think they know why. The excess water can help to cause the brain to swell, and fluid to leak into the lungs, either of which can be fatal.

Drinking too much water while running a marathon can kill you. That may sound like a rumor passed around on the Internet, but it does happen in some cases.


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University Of California At San Francisco. (2000, May 5). Danger In Marathon Runners Drinking Too Much Water. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000503183723.htm
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