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Exposed: The great health myths

They’re hammered into us, yet some of the best-known health ‘rules’ were dreamt up by marketing men. Now find out which you should follow — and which you can safely ignore...

EAT five portions of fruit and veg a day, take 10,000 steps, drink eight glasses of water, brush your teeth twice and then sleep for eight hours. They’re the mantras many of us follow in the belief they’re based on proper research.