USA Today – Sifting for the truth in medical myths: Fact or fiction?

July 6, 2011 in DCYE, News

Many of us have tried-and-true rules for avoiding illness. But if you subscribe to the theory that heading outside with wet hair will make you sick; bubbles in soda can make your bones brittle; or hot peppers can cause stomach ulcers, think again. Those ideas just aren’t true, says a new book that explores popular health myths.

According to Don’t Cross Your Eyes… They’ll Get Stuck That Way, there’s no evidence that getting chilled increases the risk for catching a cold; studies find no link between bone weakening and carbonation; and capsaicin, the heat inducing-substance in peppers, has actually been shown to reduce ulcer-causing acid in the stomach, not increase it.

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