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A 20-year-old male asked:

does our stomach get fat/inflated faster if we drink water during meals? should we take water before, after or during meals for best health results?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below : Drinking liquids with meals has no health benefits. Drinking liquids with meals can cause more air swallowing which can cause bloating. This is not harmful. This will not increase your abdominal fat. It is possible drinking water with meals may make you feel full sooner and perhaps make you eat less.

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