Despite hundreds of published articles about obesity and weight loss, there are many myths (beliefs despite evidence to the contrary) and presumptions (beliefs in the absence of supporting scientific evidence) that are not true but that continue to persist about obesity.

If you want to lose weight effectively, you need to know what's right and wrong.

Unsupported beliefs will prevent you from making the right choices about your diet, will not help you lose weight, and take your attention away from useful information that otherwise would help you lose weight.

In this educational quiz, we teach you about the seven myths, the presumptions, and beliefs about obesity to help you lose weight. 

These myths and presumptions about obesity and weight loss were published in a January  2013 article in the NEJM.