Top 7 fibs 80% of patients tell their doctors

Most common reasons for lying were not wanting to be judged or lectured, survey shows

It’s true — patients tell their doctors whoppers when questioned about their health in a bid to avoid being judged, new US research has found.

To test doctors’ long-held belief that patients are adept at withholding essential medical information, the University of Utah-led researchers conducted two distinct surveys of over 4500 adults.