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Dr Oz and Cold Water

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM

This is what Dr Oz says: Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this applies to you. It's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you've just consumed, which slows digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Do you all think there is any merit in this? I love cold water.....but with the fat I am eating....do I have to worry?

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on April 30, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Lemme guess, because Dr Oz showed that a stick of butter is solid at room temperature, that proves it clogs arteries at 98° in your body? Myself, I've seen what happens to butter when left outside in near 100° temps, and solid isn't it. Dr Oz and science don't have a mutually friendly association.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on December 29, 2011
at 03:07 PM

its Dr OZ. he has an agenda other than health. his agenda is a job

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

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on December 29, 2011
at 02:40 PM

If this were the case every Eskimo in the world since the beginning of their civilization would be DEAD from cancer. On the flip side before the introduction of our crap into their diet- they almost never get CANCER.

81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on December 29, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Matter of fact my life is quite great thank you. You're probaly one of those people who believes that you catch a cold from being cold. I'll just let you keep on believeing that, because I wouldn't want to offend you. So have a nice day :)

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on December 29, 2011
at 03:46 AM

IQ drops only if you just believe what he says.

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on September 08, 2011
at 04:41 PM

I like how you tell us how miserable our lives must be, when you obviously created an account specifically so you could troll this question. you must be a real winner!

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Wonder what causes cancer faster, artificial sweeteners in cold soda or cold water?

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

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on April 11, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on April 11, 2011
at 05:00 AM

It would only ever be accidental. He is a QUACK!!!

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 11, 2011
at 01:00 AM

My husband lurved Dr. Oz. I'm somewhat grateful because Dr. Oz is why my husband is willing to eat real eggs (yolks have cholesterol- oh noes!) again. But I'm more grateful that he got offended that Oz is pro-legalization of marijuana. Now he won't listen to a word Oz says, but still eats eggs. Win-win!

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on April 10, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Even if saturated fats were solid in your body -- who cares. Apples are just as firm as cold animal fat, and nobody's worried about those clogging up our arteries or causing cancer. Fats turn into tiny little molecules in your small intestine, otherwise they wouldn't be able to get into your body. This whole thing is just so bizarre. Sorry for the rant.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on April 10, 2011
at 09:21 PM

hey, as long as it isnt cold... ;)

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Upvoted for not being idiotic.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on April 10, 2011
at 08:06 PM

um ya, good luck with that ....they are the oprah crowd

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 08:06 PM

No, you don't have to worry. It's a popular TV show; don't expect anything on it to make sense.

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on April 10, 2011
at 06:46 PM

You need to remind your mom and friends that TV is for entertainment, not education. If they want and education they need to enroll in a good school, and even then question what they are being told.

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

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on April 10, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Or at least lowers your I.Q.

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7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

on April 10, 2011
at 06:14 PM

Anything Dr. Oz says causes cancer.

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Or at least lowers your I.Q.

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on December 29, 2011
at 03:46 AM

IQ drops only if you just believe what he says.

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Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

on April 10, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Anything you consume ends up the same temperature.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 08:06 PM

Upvoted for not being idiotic.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on April 10, 2011
at 07:47 PM

yep drinkin' cold water will kill you, thats why I drink red wine at breakfast, lunch and dinner ;)

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on April 10, 2011
at 09:21 PM

hey, as long as it isnt cold... ;)

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A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

on April 10, 2011
at 06:34 PM

As much as I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz, I think this has been incorrectly attributed to him.

This one has been doing the rounds on email for years:

http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/coldwater.asp

Total bunk.

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8f4ff12a53a98f3b5814cfe242de0daa

(1075)

on April 10, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Dr. Oz also promotes distance healing, speaking to the dead through mediums, and homeopathy.

Now, he may accidentally say something that is correct, but were not talking about someone you should ever pay attention to for advice.

91c2e2a35e578e2e79ce7d631b753879

(2081)

on April 11, 2011
at 01:05 PM

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again.

5de2fffda92c0bf2be7ede10cad55546

(1781)

on April 11, 2011
at 05:00 AM

It would only ever be accidental. He is a QUACK!!!

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Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

on April 10, 2011
at 06:29 PM

You know what scares me about DR OZ. Everything. HE is credible so people with believe everything hesays and think they have "IT"....my mom and friends quote him so much that i wonder how long before they are afraid to get out of bed....kind of like if you watch the news daily....it may be true but i cant let watch it all the time or i would be builing a bomb shelter/doomsday shelter right now instead of learning how to make my life better.. :)

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(4878)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:46 PM

You need to remind your mom and friends that TV is for entertainment, not education. If they want and education they need to enroll in a good school, and even then question what they are being told.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 11, 2011
at 01:00 AM

My husband lurved Dr. Oz. I'm somewhat grateful because Dr. Oz is why my husband is willing to eat real eggs (yolks have cholesterol- oh noes!) again. But I'm more grateful that he got offended that Oz is pro-legalization of marijuana. Now he won't listen to a word Oz says, but still eats eggs. Win-win!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on April 10, 2011
at 08:06 PM

um ya, good luck with that ....they are the oprah crowd

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on April 10, 2011
at 08:05 PM

@Dr. Oz: LOLOLOLOL

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(12379)

on April 10, 2011
at 06:08 PM

This seems pretty unreal to me. I would think your body would warm the water faster than the water would solidify the fat - I mean think how long it takes the warm fats to solidify in a pan or on your plate. I wouldn't worry

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on April 30, 2012
at 06:59 AM

I think Dr. Oz iz beholden to commercial interestz. How could he possibly have a TV show if he weren't?

1
Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

on December 29, 2011
at 01:50 AM

Dr. OZ is an idiot. all hot food and cold water assume body temp rapidly. what a nut job.

1
D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:28 PM

I drink cold water all the time... i get cancer now and die? Oh noes...

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

(1368)

on September 08, 2011
at 02:28 PM

Wonder what causes cancer faster, artificial sweeteners in cold soda or cold water?

1
3e7e7a6549f5b736feb331031805cf4b

on April 10, 2011
at 06:57 PM

cue the ominous muzak

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1a6ad0d62f779ca50babe92d70ea6a0c

(137)

on April 04, 2013
at 07:00 PM

Interesting.. never heard of this concept coming from Dr Oz. It may hold some merit when you look at other cultures around the world. Many will agree the healthiest culture out there is the Asian culture, and anytime you visit an Asian cuisine restaurant, they serve you tea throughout the meal. Perhaps there is something to it.

One thing I do know is that drinking any type of liquids after a meal does have the potential to dilute your HCL used for digestion; so it's not always best to drink anything after a meal. This is at least what my naturopath told me, and he's the one who directed me to the Paleo plan (which I love).

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F2340be314057fda2f4b2f89f0cdfcdd

on April 04, 2013
at 06:44 PM

My Grandma Enid Thompson, 105 years old, has never drink cold water after eating meal. She always drank warm water. She likes soup that she made home her own private recipes. I noticed her glass of water without ice cubes everyday she drank. That is why she kept alive long time until now she died on May 9th of 2012. Mrs. Thompson teaches us to drink warm water after eating small meal.

Gerald Rowe, 51 age, I wrote about my grandma. I drank water warm only is better than cold. Thank you for reading my message.

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B6e2c2f75d845efff033dc6b89c82039

on April 30, 2012
at 06:52 AM

I don't know about the cancer statement, but as a medical professional that deals with the anatomy of the mouth and throat, those body parts already possess the necessary tools to help start the digestive process: saliva and peristalsis. It would seem to me that drinking water or any fluids isn't necessary, so why not consider what these Doctors are saying?

0
75695cbf01535756d4e0c36dee24693e

on December 29, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Funny though, people here mostly drink warm water and warm water is served at the local coffee shops. And my friends here think I am going to kill myself drinking cold water. If its warm, then I prefer it to be tea, otherwise the cold water helps me to momentarily cool down as does lime juice- from SE Asia.

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Cab8ed37be0bd40079dc20b7c6040ef5

on September 08, 2011
at 02:16 PM

Many of the things Dr. Oz says we've probably heard before. What he says confirms what we've heard. Why do some people like to make nasty comments. If you don't like it change the channel. Who asked you to watch in the first place. We (the people) happen to like Dr. Oz so back off. Your lives must be miserable.

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(2169)

on September 08, 2011
at 04:41 PM

I like how you tell us how miserable our lives must be, when you obviously created an account specifically so you could troll this question. you must be a real winner!

81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

(606)

on December 29, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Matter of fact my life is quite great thank you. You're probaly one of those people who believes that you catch a cold from being cold. I'll just let you keep on believeing that, because I wouldn't want to offend you. So have a nice day :)

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on December 29, 2011
at 03:07 PM

its Dr OZ. he has an agenda other than health. his agenda is a job

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on April 30, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Lemme guess, because Dr Oz showed that a stick of butter is solid at room temperature, that proves it clogs arteries at 98° in your body? Myself, I've seen what happens to butter when left outside in near 100° temps, and solid isn't it. Dr Oz and science don't have a mutually friendly association.

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