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Lecture 34: Medical Myths! Myth 1: Sugar causes hyperactivity - came from theory that various food additives were making kids hyperacive - did a number of studies where they gave kids sweet foods - some had sugar some had other additives - no effect of sugar on hyperactivity! Myth 2: Chocolate causes acne - did a number of studies and found there was no correlation, hormones cause acne not chocolate! Myth 3: Organically grown food is healthier than commercially grown food - lots of tests, none show this to be true - tests show organically grown food has same nutrients as commercially grown food - the level of pesticides in commercially grown food: no evidence that they can hurt us in the doses we eat Myth 4: Drinking 8 oz of water a day to stay healthy - no evidence that it will improve your health - maybe if you have kidney or liver problems; but otherwise extra water won't do anything Myth 5: Plastic cutting boards are more sanitary than wooden boards - wrong! Wooden boards even seen to have some bactericides, and no real difference in sanitary levels Myth 6: Starches are Fattening - nothing special in carbs, just calories - you only get fat through the calories! Myth 7: Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage can burn fat and make you lose weight - people think that the calories used in the work to eat them are more than the calories they contain when you eat them - problem is that food calories are actually 1000 calories whereas the calories for work are
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