IU Health doctor debunks medical myths

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dick Wolfsie caught up with Dr. Aaron Carroll to find out what medical myths are true and which ones are false.

One study talks about the five-second rule. Many people believe that if a piece of food falls on the floor and is only there for five seconds, it is still safe to eat.

The study showed it takes less than five seconds for transfer and that it’ll transfer almost instantly. If there’s bacteria or other bad stuff on the floor and you drop it, it will get on your food, and therefore you shouldn’t eat the dropped food.

“What blows me away about this is why anyone still worries about this or believes this. Yes, stuff transfers but the floor just isn’t that dirty,” said Dr. Carroll.

Watch the videos above to see what other myths Dr. Carroll debunks.