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Humans Evolved to Be More Water-Efficient Than Other Primates, But We Don’t Know Why – ScienceAlert

Humans have evolved big, energy-hungry brains that require us to consume many more calories than our closest animal relatives. The same, however, does not appear…

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Humans have evolved big, energy-hungry brains that require us to consume many more calories than our closest animal relatives. The same, however, does not appear to hold for our water intake.
Compared to apes, a surprising new study has found our bodies churn through far fewer fluids on a daily basis.
Researchers found that, on average, humans processed 3 litres, or about 12 cups, of water a day. Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas living in a zoo, on the other hand, go through nearly twice that…

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