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Drinking more water may prevent recurrent UTIs

KEY POINT

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent cystitis who drank about six extra cups of water daily (1.5 L) in addition to their usual fluid intake had fewer urinary tract infections (UTIs) and used fewer antibiotics over a 12-month period compared with women who did not consume extra water, according to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.