Facts vs Myths – Why We Cling To Our Beliefs

A number of articles in the popular press (as well as academic journals) have reported consistently that vaccines do not cause autism. While this myth is one of the most common making the rounds currently, the fields of nutrition, fitness, and weight management are jam-packed full of myths that are debunked when scrutinized.

I’m talking about you “sugar causes hyperactivity“, “muscle turns into fat” and “burn 3,500 kcals and you’ll lose 1 pound“!

For an interesting (and brief) perspective on the psychology of why we tend to hold onto our beliefs, even when presented with compelling and unequivocal evidence to the contrary, check out this recent article at CMAJ.

GB

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