Embarrassing Medical Myths Debunked

From dieting to anti-aging, myths are prevalent in many decisions we make concerning our health. But how many of the health facts that we steadfastly believe in are actually false? Even Dr. Oz has had to come clean about some of the myths he once believed.

Read more to find out which medical myths have been fooling you!


Always Wear a Bra

Many women believe that wearing a bra can prevent breasts from sagging. However, wearing a bra all the time can actually have the opposite effect. Research shows that wearing a bra all the time can actually weaken the muscles and connective tissues that naturally hold up the breast, causing them to sag.\r\n

\r\nYou don’t have to go and burn all your bras, but you can help by ditching your bra at bedtime. Try to give your breast tissue a chance to work on its own, especially if you are under 35.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

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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