99 Body Myths

Discover myths about the body you could've sworn were true.

99 Body Myths

From absurd and comical to downright serious, myths about our bodies persist despite the research. Does gum really get stuck in your stomach for seven years? Do you really "break the seal" on that first trip to the bathroom? Should you tilt your head back to stop a nose bleed? Find out which myths have fooled you. Get the full list here.

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Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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