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Your Day in Health: October 22

This diet can make your brain five years younger! Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 22

This diet can make your brain five years younger! Plus, more of today's essential health news.

CNN: For A Healthier And Younger Brain, Eat Mediterranean

“Scientists know that people who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and keep mentally stimulated generally have healthier brains than people who aren't as careful about diet and exercise. This latest study shows how one easy-to-follow diet (which includes wine!) may make your brain about five years younger.” Read full story.

NPR: As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash

“At least 42,000 schools spent almost $600 million on local food during the 2013-2014 school year. That's up almost 50 percent from the previous census, conducted two years earlier. The schools reported that when they served local food, their kids ate more healthful meals and threw less food in the trash.” Read full story.

YAHOO: Alcohol Found To Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer

“A major new study involving more than 300,000 female volunteers confirms a link between alcohol intake and breast cancer and finds that the risk increases with each additional daily drink. Five Spanish universities and 334,850 women between the ages of 35 and 70 from ten European countries were involved in the research, which confirms previous evidence of a link between alcohol intake and breast cancer. The team found that "a woman's average risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases by 4% with each additional 10 grams/day of alcohol.” Read full story.

NY TIMES: Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter

“Children who regularly use antibiotics gain weight faster than those who have never taken the drugs, according to new research that suggests childhood antibiotics may have a lasting effect on body weight well into adulthood.” Read full story.