The European Food Standards Authority has now decided that there is sufficient evidence to prove that water can help regulate the body's temperature and help it carry out its normal physical and cognitive functions, which is the same thing without admitting they were goofy. The approval from the EFSA is expected to lead to a rubber-stamping from the EC which will allow companies to make both claims on their packaging in the future.
It took three years for the original ruling they claim they did not make and only a week to undo it, despite it never being made. What's up with that? It's politics, that's what. The Brits have to be relieved; their whole country was about to be declared anti-science because the NHS website reads "dehydration is usually caused by not drinking enough fluid" and recommends drinking at least 1.2 litres of water per day."
Bottled water can keep you cool say scientists who turned down dehydration claims by Nick Collins, The Telegraph