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40 Things You Should Never Lie to Your Doctor About After 40

Best Life Logo By Morgan Greenwald of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: Even if you're usually an honest person, you're far from alone if you find yourself stretching the truth at the doctor's office. In one study published in JAMA Network Open, between 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed admitted lying to their healthcare providers about pertinent information. The reason? "Most people want their doctor to think highly of them," Angela Fagerlin, the study's senior author and chair of population health sciences at University of Utah Health, explained. "They're worried about being pigeonholed as someone who doesn't make good decisions."And while you might not think it's a big deal to lie to your doctor about what you eat or which supplements you take, one tiny omission could be the difference between getting the care you need or receiving an inaccurate diagnosis. Herein, we've rounded up everything you need to stop lying to your doctor about. And for more health advice, don't miss these 40 Unhealthy Habits You Need to Purge from Your Life Immediately.

40 Things You Should Never Lie to Your Doctor About After 40

Even if you're usually an honest person, you're far from alone if you find yourself stretching the truth at the doctor's office. In one study published in JAMA Network Open, between 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed admitted lying to their healthcare providers about pertinent information. The reason? "Most people want their doctor to think highly of them," Angela Fagerlin, the study's senior author and chair of population health sciences at University of Utah Health, explained. "They're worried about being pigeonholed as someone who doesn't make good decisions."

And while you might not think it's a big deal to lie to your doctor about what you eat or which supplements you take, one tiny omission could be the difference between getting the care you need or receiving an inaccurate diagnosis. Herein, we've rounded up everything you need to stop lying to your doctor about. And for more health advice, don't miss these 40 Unhealthy Habits You Need to Purge from Your Life Immediately.

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