Study suggests desalinated water raising risk of heart disease

July 10, 2018
Researchers found a six percent increase in the incidence of heart disease among desalinated water drinkers in Israel.
The Times of Israel

ISRAEL, JULY 10, 2018 -- Researchers who monitored nearly 200,000 people in Israel found that those who were drinking desalinated water showed an increased risk of heart disease as compared to those consuming natural water.

In a report published Tuesday in the Environmental Research scientific journal, researchers wrote that over a period of six years, 178,000 people from the Clalit Health Services, the largest healthcare provider in Israel, were monitored based on the type of water they drank. Half of the people studied were in areas supplied with desalinated water, while the rest were from communities using natural water. Read more at The Times of Israel