The Real Truth About Health Myths

In our quest to live better and longer, we seek out every morsel of health news. The challenge lies in finding the truth that is obscured by all the hype.
Where They Come From

Health myths can be as stubborn as ink stains. Passed down from generation to generation or created anew, they refuse to fade away.

We hear them so often we just assume they're true. Some myths have roots in Old English lore, some in one single newspaper quote blown out of proportion. Others are based on nothing more than instinct and emotion.

However, not all of these beliefs are wholly untrue. In many cases, science reinforces what our parents and grandparents have been preaching. Here is the truth behind a few of the most enduring.

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