Modern proverbs to illustrate great truths about public health principles
It’s time to add to our store of proverbs with new phrases that teach us how to be healthier, says a University of Toronto researcher.
In a paper published in the Dec. 2004 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Bernard Choi, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, suggests that we need to create new science-based proverbs that reflect current information about healthy living. “People often remember proverbs although they may not remember tables of data on calories or metabolic rates,” says Choi, whose current research interests include knowledge translation.
“A proverb is usually a homely illustration of a great truth and is not meant to be a dry scientific statement,” says Choi.
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