13 health rules you can break

POSTED: 12:32 PM PST Jan 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 22, 2016 

Some health rules are followed religiously, but really have no medical or scientific foundation. Here are 13 popular rules that aren't as hard-and-fast as you might think.

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Coffee makes you dehydrated

People living in warm climates are usually warned not to consume too much caffeine because of its diuretic properties, which could lead to dehydration. A recent study showed that people who drank decaffeinated beverages only had a 3 percent difference in water retention, thus showing that caffeine and caffeinated beverages don't cause dehydration.


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