September 13, 2013
Experts: White House H2O evidence murky (JOSH GERSTEIN, 9/12/13, Politico)
"There really isn't data to support this," said Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania. "I think, unfortunately, frankly, they're not basing this on really hard science. It's not a very scientific approach they've taken. ... To make it a major public health effort, I think I would say it's bizarre."Goldfarb, a kidney specialist, took particular issue with White House claims that drinking more water would boost energy."The idea drinking water increases energy, the word I've used to describe it is: quixotic," he said. "We're designed to drink when we're thirsty. ... There's no need to have more than that."
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2013 6:50 PM