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Old 08-06-07, 10:02 PM   #1
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Does beer really dehydrate you?

People say that drinking a beer does not quench thirst. I wonder if this is accurate. Does drinking a beer actually result in a net fluid loss, OR, is it more correct that the alcohol in beer simply reduces the net fluid gain from drinking the beer? Discuss.
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Old 08-06-07, 10:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-07, 10:05 PM   #3
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beer = pee.

More beer = more pee.

Done with beer = still pee.

Sleep = still need to pee.

Late night ... why am I so thirsty?
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I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 08-06-07, 10:11 PM   #5
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I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
I'm going now, finally, to bed and will be researching this question myself - and taking up a nice big glass of ice water too.

Hmm, still haven't found out why this happens ...


More research is necessary!

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cheers tude, drink quietly and don't burp too loud or you will wake that dang beagle.
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Old 08-06-07, 10:31 PM   #7
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OP: Undoubtedly yes! One should drink two glasses of water (16-24 oz) for every bottle of beer consumed.
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Yes it does, That's why after a night of hard drinking, I look totally ripped the next morning.
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Old 08-07-07, 01:34 AM   #9
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Caffine makes you dehydrated.
Ever noticed that Sprite leaves you more hydrated than Coke?
Sprite = caffine free
But too much sugar - bleh
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Max is also right, caffeine dehydrates you really bad, thats why it's bad to have one while exerting yourself.
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Old 08-07-07, 04:05 AM   #11
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OP: Undoubtedly yes! One should drink two glasses of water (16-24 oz) for every bottle of beer consumed.


I know that there's a problem with overhydration. I don't think I should drink that much water!
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Alcohol is a diuretic (a substance which increases urine production), so while it might quench your thirst immediately, you'll be thirsty again an hour later when your bladder starts filling up.
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I have been researching this issue for over 25 years now. I only researched it twice tonight. I am a bit thirsty, might be time for another beer, err I mean more research.
Did you get the G. Heilmann's Fellowship to research the subject?

I've got my associates degree at Stag Junior College in 1994 and then my masters degree a few years back at Hamm's Tech. Currently and meticulously pursuing my PhD in Falstaffology at Schlitz University.

I feel I can never learn enough!
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Yes it does, That's why after a night of hard drinking, I look totally ripped the next morning.
I love this effect.
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Old 08-07-07, 08:27 AM   #15
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I know that there's a problem with overhydration. I don't think I should drink that much water!
Have a beer Twahl, it will get rid of that excess water.
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Did you get the G. Heilmann's Fellowship to research the subject?

I've got my associates degree at Stag Junior College in 1994 and then my masters degree a few years back at Hamm's Tech. Currently and meticulously pursuing my PhD in Falstaffology at Schlitz University.

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But too much sugar - bleh
Sprite doesn't actually have any real sugar in it, it's sweetened with HFCS, even more bleh.
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You don't buy beer...you rent it.
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Alcohol inhibits Anti Diuretic Hormone production, which results in increased urine production... which causes dehydration.

High fructose corn syrup is a sugar. It's a monosaccharide and one of the top three that you body uses. Regular table sugar is a disaccharide, a combination of two monosaccharides; glucose and fructose, so the whole "HFCS is evil" thing is a bunch of crap.
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I'm sure it does but I know one thing I work in verry hot enviroments 150+ some times, I can drink just about any thing but nothing works at quenching that thirsty feeling like an ice cold BEER. so when I get home form work in the morning I just might have one.
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