If you’ve never heard of the game Two Truths and a Lie, here’s the gist: Someone whom you’ve just met reveals three facts about himself, with one caveat: One of the statements is completely bogus. We’re taking this classic icebreaker and giving it a healthy spin. Check out each trio of “truths” and see if you can spot the lie.
A. Younger guys can suffer heart attacks.
B. Brushing your teeth regularly reduces the risk of a heart attack.
C. You should work out after a heart attack.
THE TRUTHS: (A) What used to be an “old man’s disease” is now affecting younger guys—in their 40s, 30s, and even in their 20s! You’re at risk if you have high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease. (C) Studies say survivors who remain active live longer than those who don’t.
THE LIE: (B) The American Heart Association concluded that poor oral health hasn’t been proven to cause heart disease. Treating gum disease hasn’t been shown to reduce the risk, either.