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We all know that water is the [sauce / source] of life on Earth. No plant, insect, animal or human can [survival / survive] without it. A new study highlights how [important / importance] it is to our health and to living [lengthy / longer] . The study is from the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Researchers found that people who [drunk / drank] a lot of water every day were healthier and lived longer than [those / them] who didn't. The research team said people who stay [well / good] hydrated developed fewer serious health problems and age-related illnesses, [like / such] heart and lung disease. They added that adults who did not drink enough water were more [likely / likelihood] to die at a younger age. These adults were also more likely to [show / shown] signs of ageing.

The researchers looked at [healthy / health] data from 11,255 adults over a 30-year period. They analyzed the information of [patience / patients] who had visited a hospital at least five [times / timings] . The first three times were when the patients were in their 50s, and the [least / last] two times were when they were aged between 70 to 90. Dr Natalia Dmitrieva, [iron / lead] researcher of the study, said: "The results suggest that [properly / proper] hydration may slow [down / along] ageing and prolong a disease-free life." She encouraged people to drink [more / much] fluids, like water and juice, and fruit and vegetables with a high water [content / contest] . She added that half of people worldwide do not drink enough. The average adult needs to drink at [last / least] 1.5 litres of water every day.

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