Medical Myths and Rumours

Medical Myths

flavonoid intake

The Weight Myth

Myth: Consuming foods rich in flavonoids has no impact on weight Truth: For many individuals, experiencing...
blood pressure

The Blood Pressure Myth

Myth: A blood pressure target of 120/80 mmHg is recommended for everyone. Truth: Although the...
glaucoma

The Glaucoma Myth

Myth: The risk of glaucoma cannot be decreased. Truth: Although glaucoma - a group of eye...
healthy dietary patterns

The Diet Myth

Myth: A diet high in fats, like the Mediterranean diet, is bad for cardiometabolic health. Truth:...
Sodium Butyrate

The Liver Myth

Myth: Liver disease doesn’t occur in healthy individuals, only those who are overweight or have...
sugar

The Carbs Myth

Myth: Switching out sugar in your diet for carbs will improve cholesterol and blood pressure...

Medical Rumours

Cardiovascular Health

The Stroke-Dementia Rumour

Rumour: Having a history of stroke will increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Truth: This is...
transferrin

The Iron-Cancer Link Rumour

Rumour: There is no link between the level of iron in your blood and risk...
heart disease

The Fruit Rumour

Rumour: Higher intakes of fruits will lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Truth: This...
organs

The Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Weight loss has no impact on organ size or mass Truth: This is false. As...
Late Adolescence

The Food Preferences Rumour

Rumour: An individual’s upbringing influences their food preferences throughout their entire life. Truth: This is false....
Personality disorder

The Personality Disorder Rumour

Rumour: The presence of personality disorder in young adulthood can predict poor mental health and...