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The Truth About
Health and Food

There are lots of myths and false impressions about health and the food we eat. These misconceptions come from many sources including stories in the media, unqualified advisors and may even be our friends and family. We have put together some facts to dispel some of the myths we came across in our focus groups with black women. Read the myths below and click on the true or false button to find out the true answer.

Coffee and artificial sweeteners cause cancer True False
Fibre reduces the risk of bowel cancer True False
Herbal tablets are the best way to lose weight quickly True False
Eating food late at night makes you put on weight True False


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