The salty snacks being served alongside beer should do just fine then.
Alcoholics will say anything to continue with their addiction.
How many alcoholics play regular sport? Certainly explains the point of pretzels.
Instead of drinking alcohol which dehrydates athletes, they should be drinking something that rehydrates athletes. Isn't this the reason that Gatorade (and other sports drinks) was created? They should save the alcohol for times when they don't need to be rehydrated, IMO.
Charlie Channels
Did they explain if these changes are related with the ingredients used in brew? We guess that a predominancy of certain grain(s) would change the electrolyte concentration, thus have an effect on dehydration. Anyway, we'll gladly do our own research... we'll keep you posted!
Rann Xeroxx
I don't drink alcoholic drinks when I am doing something active like backpacking and such. But even when I do drink, I always go with the 1:1 rule and have some sort of non-alcoholic drink with, say, my beer.
Mike Barnett
Wow... another study to tell us a "brand new fact" that has been common knowledge, well, for at least MY lifetime!
Some research efforts obviously more useful than others. This one clearly validates traditional bar food! Have a beer or two, have some pretzels & chicken wings, ala the Anchor Bar of Buffalo, NY, and move on!
Fritz Menzel
Eye, ears salt in yer beer!
Matt Rings
Caffeine and alcohol drinks are not "dehydrating"... just understand that they just don't hydrate *as well as water*. This is from our sports nutrition professor at medical school. These types of drinks operate at about the 85%-90% efficiency of water. If you drink a 32oz cola, you will get the same hydration as drinking 28oz of water. People get confused and think that drinking caffeinated beverages can't hydrate you after exercise, but they will. Granted, there are better options for fully hydrating than caffeinated beverages or alcohol, but they WILL hydrate you, just not as efficiently. Dr. Rings, MD