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“Drink plenty of fluids”: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7445.958-b (Published 15 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:958
  1. Michelle P B Guppy, academic general practice registrar,
  2. Sharon M Mickan, senior research fellow,
  3. Chris B Del Mar, professor of general practice (c.delmar@cgp.uq.edu.au)
  1. Centre for General Practice, Medical School, University of Queensland, Herston, Qld 4006, Australia
  2. Centre for General Practice, Medical School, University of Queensland, Herston, Qld 4006, Australia
  3. Centre for General Practice, Medical School, University of Queensland, Herston, Qld 4006, Australia

    EDITOR—We carefully worded our systematic review: there is no direct empirical evidence to support or refute the advice; we ask only that more research is undertaken, and that in the meantime we exercise caution with the age old advice. That the press has run away with …

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