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Relevance of Assessment Methods for Fluid Intake
Reliable data at population level are essential to firmly establish links between fluid intake, hydration and health, investigate dose-response relationships and develop meaningful public health strategies or reference intake values. Dietary assessments often focus on food and nutrient intake, without sufficient consideration to fluid intake.
Since surveys form the basis for setting adequate intakes for total water intake, measurement error between surveys should be limited, highlighting the need for the development of a consistent methodology that is validated for water and total fluid intake estimation.
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism