Medical Myths and Rumours

Medical Myths

the importance of good nutrition

Diet Myth

Myth: Diet does not impact frailty in aging women Fact: This is false. Frailty is a...
off-label antidepressant

The Antidepressant Myth

Myth: Off-label use of antidepressants is strongly supported by research. Truth: This is false. Antidepressants are...
thyroid disease

The Metformin Myth

Myth: Metformin is a diabetes drug that cannot be used for any other indication. Truth: Metformin,...
inflammatory gum disease

The Diabetes Myth

Myth: There is no link between inflammatory gum diseases and diabetes Truth: This is false. According...
online cognitive behavioral therapy

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Myth

Myth: Cognitive behavioural therapy is only effective when performed in-person by a psychologist Truth: This is...
probiotics

The Gastrointestinal Myth

Myth: Consuming probiotics provides no benefit to gut health Truth: The gastrointestinal tract, also known as...

Medical Rumours

fatty acids

Fatty Acids and Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Consuming more long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) will help with weight loss. Fact: ...
daily cups of water

The 8 Cups of Water Rumour

Rumour: Drinking 8 cups of water a day helps with weight loss. Truth: This is false....
junk-food-consumers

The Fat Diet Rumour

Rumour: Eating unsaturated fats helps to manage diabetes and maintain glucose control. Truth: This is true....
benefits of yoga

The Yoga Rumour

Rumour: Yoga is great for meditation but offers no benefits for improving physical health. Truth: This...
Parkinson’s

The Parkinson’s Rumour

Rumour: Using light therapy, Parkinson’s disease patients are able to get a better night’s sleep Truth:...
prebiotics

The Prebiotic Supplements Rumour

Rumour: Prebiotic supplements can improve obesity in children Truth: This is true. A recent study published...