Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this??

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  1. profile image57
    abygeorgeposted 14 years ago

    A cardiologist says if everyone who reads the below article and can sent it to 10 people, you can be sure that at least one life can be saved. Read this...It could save your life!

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the 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.

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      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      what about WITH a meal? i always drink chilled water with every meal.

      and i agree, bad foods with poor nutritional value contribute to cancer. i find this theory hard to swallow.

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        Madame Xposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! smile

  2. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 14 years ago

    While this sounds logical, I wouldn't believe everything you read. If you drink cold water after you eat the water will be warmed by your body heat by the time it gets to your stomach. Even if it isn't as warm as the "oils", the oils are already warmed and the water won't effect the food to that extent. Besides, by the time the "oils" get to your intestines they have been broken down by the stomach acids.

    But I could be wrong.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think you get more cancer by eating junk food

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        Madame Xposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        LOL! yeah

    2. Alias Elle profile image55
      Alias Elleposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      In fact, the stomach acids break down the proteins. Fats are broken down in the small intestine by bile acids and lipase produced by pancreas.

      The theory at the very top is rubbish, too.

  3. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    Phew. I rarely drink anything other than steaming hot coffee post meals smile

    *knows caffeine ain't great neither*

    1. dentist83 profile image60
      dentist83posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well I do not think that cold water will cause cancer.  What I do believe is that drinking tea at temperatures of 70C or higher increased the risk of esophageal cancer( according to the  British Medical Journal).  It makes sense to me since, one of the things you learn in pathology courses is that cells can adapt to insults without pathological changes.  But when that insult goes over the  physiologically limits a cell can withstand, a pathological change will occur.  --->for example cancer!

  4. livelonger profile image86
    livelongerposted 14 years ago

    This is complete unscientific nonsense.

    1. The only fats that would solidify in the presence of cold water are saturated fats and/or hydrogenated ones (which are bad for you no matter what their phase).

    2. By the time anything cold reaches your stomach it is body-temperature again, having warmed up going down your esophagus.

    3. The phase of oil has absolutely nothing to do with its reaction to acids. Acids have very little activity on oils to begin with.

    4. There is no "sludge" that will be created and magically line your bowels.

    People who fail junior high school science should not pretend to be cardiologists and make up health-scare spam.

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That's not true.  If you eat ice cream or drink "ice cold" drinks they are not body temperature by the time they reach the stomach.  They take a short while to reach body temperature.  That's why you can get chills on a hot day from consuming them very quickly.  It drops your core temperature just a bit which startles the body.

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    BadCoposted 14 years ago

    Thank god for my red wine !

  6. profile image0
    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    smile heh. you're so astute wink

  7. Write at Home profile image61
    Write at Homeposted 14 years ago

    Could you provide the source? It looks like some kind of chain email post to me.. (send on to 10 friends)

    1. ausetkmt profile image60
      ausetkmtposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This must be food for spammasters.
      no one with any type of classes in
      anatomy and physiology would even consider
      that this could be even remotely true.

      hillarious how hubpages is now spreading spam.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    Always check out claims like this. Some reasons why it is false here:


    and yes the "pass it on to ten friends " is often a signal to check the sources.

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    good old snopes

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    Scott.Lifeposted 14 years ago

    Well if you believe drinking cold water will cause cancer then send me 10,000 dollars and I promise it will cure cancer I'll even give you a guarantee.

    1. questiongirl profile image61
      questiongirlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha. Yeah, send me $400, and I'll guarantee you flawless skin and enhanced appeal to potential partners. Act now--Limited time offer!!!

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        cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        hee hee big_smile

  11. Anti-Valentine profile image76
    Anti-Valentineposted 14 years ago

    This is just one of those silly chain e-mails, where it says "pass this on to ten people or you'll go to hell!"

    I just delete them if they crop up in my in-box. My brother sends them to me because he thinks they're funny. They're really just annoying and a waste of time. roll

  12. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    True dat. And the topic is total BS lol

  13. bearnmom profile image67
    bearnmomposted 14 years ago

    This article makes perfect sense to me.  I have always had a soda with my meals and now drink mostly water because I have gained 40 pounds when I quit smoking.  Perhaps I had better change my ways and go to hot drinks with my meals since I recently had carotid artery surgery due to plaque build up.

  14. aka-dj profile image64
    aka-djposted 14 years ago

    If we all did everything "just right", we would all live forever!
    Bit like cars. If you install every fuel saving device, and use every fuel additive,and drive a certain way, your gas tank would never go dry. lol

  15. humbledhomely profile image35
    humbledhomelyposted 14 years ago

    well you could "eat fiber" and neutralize that effect?

    either way I have sensitive teeth tongue
    and I hate the taste of cold water

    I don't believe it
    so much "science" just to make money with magic pills and elixirs

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    Ghost32posted 14 years ago

    Can't really argue with any given "this will kill you" theory.  After all, what won't? lol

  17. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    Don't believe all that you see and only half of what you hear. That is simply a theory there isn't any long-term scientific evidence that it is actually one of the main causes of Cancer. smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    nope don't believe a word that one says. lol another theory on cancer...hello studied cancer back in college and no way cancer can be created by drinking cold water after eating a meal sorry

  19. ScarletRyan1970 profile image61
    ScarletRyan1970posted 14 years ago

    You are supposed to rince your mouth out with warm,tepid
    water after brushibg your teeth.That is why you are getting pain or else you have become long in the tooth.
    Drinking iced water every day promotes long life.
    The oldest women in china is 113 years old and swears by it.

  20. StevenCavendish profile image60
    StevenCavendishposted 14 years ago

    Whenever I receive an email that starts with "pass this onto 10 friends" I hit the "delete" button automatically.

    1. ScarletRyan1970 profile image61
      ScarletRyan1970posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to aggre with you.
      Do they think you are the tea Lady?

  21. profile image58
    pizzacrazyposted 14 years ago

    Yeah, let's give us some reliable source.. i always do it, drink cold water cause i like it



  22. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 14 years ago

    *knows caffeine ain't great neither*"

    since when?

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_rel … h_benefits

    yep, thats from harvard med


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