Leveraging Hydration science


As a healthy hydration company, we believe it is our responsibility to provide waters resources to those involved in the science of hydration.

It is a common understanding that we need to drink water to live. However, the human necessity for water intake is often overlooked in nutritional recommendations.

The purpose of hydration and water effects researches is to provide further answers, both for highlighting the nutritional value of water and for demonstrating the beneficial effect of hydration on human health.


Science hydration and water research

Nestlé Waters provides regular funding for hydration research, and participates in the research as well. Some of the most recent articles covering hydration and published in scientific journals were made possible through Nestlé Waters input.

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Our contributions to water research and hydration studies

It is also important to us that healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date scientific research. To enable dissemination of information, Nestlé and Nestlé Waters participate in congresses and conferences around the world, as well as provide information directly to healthcare professionals.

In “Nutrition Reviews6 ”

In 2010, Nestlé Waters funded and participated in a critical review - a study on a range of scientific articles - that summarised the current knowledge from physiologists, doctors and scientists on water, hydration and health, and produced a collective article.

The study – published in Nutrition Reviews6 – encourages more research into the health benefits of water and points out the various knowledge gaps that would benefit from further study.

In European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Study

This article reviews the quantitative intake of water that is necessary to properly hydrate our bodies. It also explores the impacts of inadequate water hydration. In particular, it states that a healthy sedentary adult living in a temperate climate should drink on average 1.5L a day, on top of the water contained in food, to maintain an adequately hydrated body

It also indicates that mild dehydration corresponding to only 1-2% of body weight loss in adults can impair cognitive functions like alertness, concentration and short term memory. And physical performance like endurance and sport skills.

Information on our publications is advertised through the Nestlé Nutrition Institute.

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Contributing to water and hydration studies

Nestlé Waters made several contribution to research between 2005 and 2010 . The following publications were released between 2005 and 2010 thanks in part to our company’s contribution :

  • Water, hydration, and health B.M. Popkin, et al., Nutrition reviews. 2010; 68: 439-458
  • Impact of water intake on energy intake and weight status: a systematic review B.M. Popkin, et al., Nutrition reviews. 2010; 68: 505-521.
  • Water as an essential nutrient: the physiological basis of hydration E. Jéquier, et al., European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010; 64: 115-123.
  • Pourquoi faut-il boire de l’eau? Pour maintenir la balance hydrique E. Jéquier, et al., Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique. 2009; 44: 190-197.
  • Drinking water is associated with weight loss in overweight dieting women independent of diet and activity J.D. Stookey, et al., Obesity. 2008; 16: 2481-2488.
  • Replacing sweetened caloric beverages with drinking water is associated with lower energy intake J.D. Stookey, et al., Obesity, 2007; 15 (12): 3013-3022
  • Hydration and cognitive function in children K.E. D’Anci, et al., Nutrition Reviews, 2006; 64 (10): 457-464 Water in human health and wellbeing D. Barclay, et al., Water – Basic, Health care, Environment, New Technology, Editor NTS, 2006, p 214-228
  • Nestlé Hydration Symposium, 15-16 November 2004, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland I.H. Rosenberg, et al., Nutrition Reviews, 2005; 63 (6) (Part II).

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