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49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

Business Insider | Nov 11, 2017, 01.24 AM IST
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Reuters/Ina Fassbender Milk does a body good? Not so fast. Carrots make you see in the dark. Don't swim after a meal or you'll cramp. Drink eight glasses of water a day for good health. No pesticides are allowed on organic foods.

These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.

But it's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies.

To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most popular health "facts" that we've heard over the years that just aren't true.

Did we miss a notable health myth? Send it to science@businessinsider.com .

Kevin Loria , Lauren Friedman , Kelly Dickerson , Jennifer Welsh , and Sean Kane contributed to this post . Robert Ferris contributed to a previous version.
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