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A 56-year-old male asked:

Is it really better for digestion to not drink liquid with meals?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Not usually: Unless there is a problem with partial stomach removal, usually for ulcers. The change in anatomy can make a difference. Weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) is a special case which limits amount and volume of food and drink. Most people don't need to separate liquids from solids; gut has large reserve capacit to deal with it.

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