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How much water would one have to drink before you overdose on it?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: DEPENDS HOW FAST
It is not really how much water you drink, but rather how fast you drink it.
Normally, a person requires about 3 quarts of water each day where most of it is from food so 8-12, 8oz glasses a day is the recommended intake in addition, the average healthy person should ingest no more than 8 oz. (240ml) in roughly an hour giving the body adequate time to absorb it. Max appeares to be < 1liter/hour.

In brief: DEPENDS HOW FAST
It is not really how much water you drink, but rather how fast you drink it.
Normally, a person requires about 3 quarts of water each day where most of it is from food so 8-12, 8oz glasses a day is the recommended intake in addition, the average healthy person should ingest no more than 8 oz. (240ml) in roughly an hour giving the body adequate time to absorb it. Max appeares to be < 1liter/hour.
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