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

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

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