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    Does drinking coffee after an oatmeal breakfast affect it's ability to fight cholesterol.
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    chrisrub posted:
    I have an oatmeal breakfast at around 8:30am daily. Usually I have a cup of coffee right when I stumble out of bed, before breakfast. However on some days, I don't get my dose of coffee until after I eat oatmeal - and it seems to pass through my digestive system quickly if the coffee is on top - by 10:30am I am on the toilet. Could this be affecting the cholesterol lowering properties of the oatmeal? My understanding is that the oatmeal must sit in your small intestine for a period of time to remove some of the cholesterol produced by the liver - and if the coffee is acting like a laxative I am wondering if I am negating the effects.

    Thank you!
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    rohvannyn responded:
    It would have to be racing through your body pretty fast for the oatmeal you eat at breakfast to be formed into stool already by 10:30. What you are excreting then could be the meal from the previous day.
    Roh

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