You don’t have to choose between being sweaty and cancer-free. The myth that antiperspirants cause breast cancer spread like wildfire via email about ten years ago, and the “science” sounded convincing: It claimed that aluminum-based ingredients in antiperspirants were carcinogenic and could be absorbed through small cuts in the skin after underarm shaving; antiperspirants stopped the body from sweating out the toxins, so they accumulated near the breasts and caused cancer. The American Cancer Society cites a number of studies that debunk this myth, while WebMD also rules out the likelihood that antiperspirants can cause Alzheimer’s and kidney disease.
Once upon a time not too long ago, eggs were thought to be as bad for your heart health as cigarettes (seriously) because of their cholesterol. But, according to a new study from China published in the journal Heart, eating an egg a day—yolk and all—may actually lower your chance of developing cardiovascular disease. How much? Researchers found a 26 percent decrease in the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, a 28 percent decrease in hemorrhagic stroke death, an 18 percent decrease in death resulting from cardiovascular disease, and a 12 percent decrease in ischemic heart disease. Eggs also contain protein, vitamins, phospholipids, and carotenoids, all of which are good for you. Don’t miss the 50 best healthy-eating tips of all time.