We’ve all grown up around them—"facts" about food and health that have been built into our systems through constant repetition at a young age. But what if those facts we were so sure about as children (and that we’ve accepted as adults) are actually just myths? When you’re lecturing your kids about sitting too close to the television and layering them in blankets when they’re sick to sweat out their fever, are you doing the right thing? Or could you actually be making things worse?

Here FN lists 15 misconceptions about health. Scroll through the gallery to read about them. You might be in for a surprise.

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