Journal disproves holiday medical myths

December 17, 2008 5:20:06 PM PST
You might want to think twice before you blame candy if your kids are hyperactive this holiday season.

Researchers at Indiana School of Medicine have been disproving some medical myths that crop up during the holidays with little basis in fact.

They say sugar is not to blame if kids act up. Another mistaken belief is that most body heat escapes through the head. And, late night snacks don't make you put on weight.

The study is published in the British Medical Journal.