19 Apr, 2024
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Dangerous Sex Myths From TikTok You Should Stop Believing – Health Digest

There are a number of online myths circulating about having sex during menstruation. These can range from it being considered “gross” to having it cause pain, fatigue, and muscle aches. In fact, a 2018 survey from Clue and the Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team showed that just 15% of women engage in sexual activity during their […]

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The Protein Myth You Should Stop Believing About Your Bones – Health Digest

Researchers from a 2013 scientific review published in the British Journal of Nutrition explain how the claim that too much protein can be detrimental to bone health came to be. They outline how it was born from the long-standing acid load hypothesis and its relation to osteoporosis, a bone disease that affects roughly 10 million […]

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11 Protein Myths You Should Stop Believing – Health Digest

The debate over whether animal-based proteins surpass their plant-based counterparts is a myth that warrants examination. Per a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, the human body relies on approximately 20 different amino acids to assemble proteins. While some amino acids can be produced by the body, nine are deemed essential, […]

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The Athletic Myth About Sex You Should Stop Believing – Health Digest

However, sex does not seem to hinder an athlete’s performance as previously believed. This was evidenced in a 2022 meta-analysis in Scientific Reports composed of nine studies where researchers found that engaging in sexual activity (including sexual intercourse and masturbation) anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours prior to a physical fitness test had no influence on […]