What is Oatmeal?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


Oatmeal is ground oat groats (i.e. oat-meal, cf. cornmeal, peasemeal, etc.), or a porridge made from this product. Oatmeal can also be steel-cut oats, crushed oats, or rolled oats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acne breakout 1 1
Bowel problems 1 1
Inflammation 1 0
Insomnia 1 1
Weight gain 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oatmeal

Side effect Patients
Loss of energy 1


Based on patients currently using Oatmeal

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
20 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Oatmeal

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Oatmeal


Currently using Oatmeal

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Oatmeal

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Oatmeal

Oct 20, 2013 (Started Apr 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Upon detailed review of my diet, SCI nutritionist said I was consuming too many carbs, and suggested stopping the oatmeal.

  • 0 helpful marks
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