Why do medical myths persist?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Some medical advice gets passed down from generation to generation with such authority we never doubt their truth. They remain unchallenged mostly because they are completely plausible, despite the fact that there is no solid evidence to back them up. Plus, who would question the common wisdom of our mothers, teachers and doctors who advise us with such conviction?

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