Fake News : A viral message claiming that a leading oncologist from Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai stated that hot coconut water kills cancer kills is false.
Furthermore, it can not be proved scientifically.
This viral message has been attributed to Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director of Tata Memorial Centre, one of the leading hospitals for cancer care in India.
The message is viral on Whatsapp and Facebook. It states that the oncologist claims that consuming water made by mixing coconut flakes into hot water affects and kills malignant, dangerous cancer cells without affecting the healthy ones.
This message has been viral since May this year and has resurfaced on August 28th.
BOOM contacted Dr. Rajendra Badwe who was travelling when contacted. His office confirmed that Dr. Badwe had not made any statements of this accord.
They also mentioned that they had released a statement in May denying commenting on coconut water and cancer cure. (Read the Full Story)