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Question: Oatmeal and Intestines


 PinkyJJ - Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:41 pm

My mother recently told me that she saw an interview on TV in which a girl was discussing her recent medical problem which involved oatmeal. Apparently she has been eating large amounts of oatmeal for years and during a recent scan her doctor found oatmeal stuck to the walls of her intestines or stomach. I told my mother that she must have misheard, but now i'm wondering Doctor is this physically possible? Can eating oatmeal (especially the instant) kind result in this?

Thank you for your time.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:52 am

User avatar I have never heard of such a thing and oatmeal is an excellent food with fiber to help things move through; not stick. I don't know of any overdosing of oatmeal and daily consumption is associated with improved cholesterol. It cannot remove cholestrol from your blood but it can help prevent the buildup. This is a part of a healthy diet. I would guess along with you that there was some misunderstanding.

Best wishes.
 PinkyJJ - Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:04 am

Thanks! My mother has been consuming oatmeal for many years and it has helped her lower her cholestorol and lose weight. So she'll be glad to hear this.

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