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“Medical Myths Need Clarification”

Medical myths are unbelievably common and have been handed down from generation to generation. These fantasies and old wives’ tales need to be debunked and clarified. Many have been repeated so many times that they have taken on an air of truth. But, let’s look at five of the most common myths. Myth one: ‘Eggs are bad for the heart’. New research suggests there is no link between eating lots of eggs and cholesterol imbalance or increased risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes. People who eat more than seven eggs per week have increased LDL-C, or “bad” cholesterol, but this is almost always matched by a similar increase of HDL-C, which has protective properties. The evidence suggests that eating even as many as two eggs every day is safe and has either neutral or slightly beneficial effects on risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, eggs are one of the “most nutritious and economical foods” that nature can offer us. Myth two: ‘Drink eight glasses of water per day’.

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