Drinking More Water Helps Prevent UTIs

A new JAMA Internal Medicine study offers women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) hope of a simple preventive strategy: Drink more water.

The randomized clinical trial, published online on Oct. 1, 2018, found that of 140 premenopausal women experiencing recurrent UTIs who said they drank less than 1.5 liters of fluid daily, UTIs became significantly less frequent in women who drank more water for 12 months.