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Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding water intake and output by the body?

a) An increase in the amount of beverages taken by mouth would increase the urine output.

b) An increase in fluid taken by mouth would reduce the amount produced by metabolism.

c) An irritation to the colon that leads to diarrhea would increase the proportion of water lost through feces.

d) The proportion of fluid lost by the body as sweat would increase during exercise.

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Answer: B. An increase in fluid taken by mouth would reduce the amount produced by metabolism.

The other statements are correct except this one. This is because the amount of fluid or water produced through metabolism is totally independent of the quantity of water or fluid taken by mouth. Body metabolism is strictly an energy-consuming process that doesn’t involve the consumption of water from external sources.

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