Apple juice beats electrolytes for paediatric gastro

Diluted apple juice may be a better than electrolyte drinks for preventing dehydration in children with mild gastroenteritis.

Canadian paediatricians studied 644 children with diarrhoea and vomiting, finding those who were given half-strength apple juice were less likely to need IV rehydration or hospitalisation than those sipping on electrolyte drinks.

In fact, the results

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