Sunday, January 15, 2006

water, hard

A relationship between the hardness of drinking water and the aging of the cardiovascular system has been proposed often over the past 20 years. The study on three matched communities in Los Angeles appears to rule out that hypothesis. Mortality from cardiovascular diseases was not related to water hardness.
See also AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Allweight, S. P., et al. Mortality and Waterhardness in Three Matched Communities in Los Angeles." Lancet 2: 860-864 (1974).
Brocklehurst, J. C. Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1985.

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