An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a graphic from the World Health Organization (WHO) listing the “7 biggest brain damaging habits.”
The list does not actually come from the WHO. A spokesperson from the WHO confirmed to Check Your Fact that the graphic is not genuine.
Social media is replete with misinformation regarding health. One image purports to be from the WHO, listing seven habits that supposedly cause brain damage. The list includes: “Missing breakfast,” “Sleeping late, “High sugar consumption,” “More sleeping specially at morning,” “Eating meal while watching TV or computer,” “Wearing Cap/scarf or socks while sleeping” and “Habit of blocking/Stoping (sic) Urine.”
There is, however, no evidence that the graphic is an actual product of the WHO. The list does not appear on the WHO’s website, which features a wide range of content related to brain health. Nor could it be found in any of the organization’s Twitter, Instagram or Facebook posts either.
An internet search by Check Your Fact also found no credible report of the WHO creating the list or promoting it in any context. The graphic has several grammatical issues as well, further adding to the attribution’s dubiousness.
“This is not WHO produced