Don't Swallow Your Gum: And Other Medical Myths Debunked

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 5, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages

Men with big feet have big penises
You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day
Sugar makes kids hyper
Eating at night makes you fat
Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
You lose 40% of your body heat through your head

Every day, you hear or think things about your body and health that are just not true. Maybe you saw them on TV, read them in magazines or heard them from friends (or even a doctor). This book is for anyone who has wondered about the truth behind these myths.

Funny, wacky and full of fascinating facts, Don't Swallow Your Gum explains why so many of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies are mistaken.

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User Review  - charlierb3 - LibraryThing

About: Doctors Vreeman and Carroll tackle common beliefs about health and the human body including the Five Second Rule, double dipping and how much water one should drink. The book is organized into ... Read full review


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The book is informative in a very funny way Cant wait to finish it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dr Aaron Carroll and Dr Rachel Vreeman are both medical doctors and academics, specializing in children's health-care research.

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