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Your Day in Health: May 13

Why matcha is so popular, the connection between obesity and cancer and more.

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Your Day in Health: May 13

Why matcha is so popular, the connection between obesity and cancer and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

PAY WITH CASH! When shoppers use credit cards, they buy more unhealthful “vice” foods than they do “virtue” foods.

NPR: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

"Just like flared jeans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thighs without a gap, matcha tea powder is in fashion in America. You can grab a matcha latte at Starbucks. Whole Foods stocks the green tea powder on its shelves. Or now that warm weather is here, maybe you'll order a Matcha Green Tea Blast smoothie from Jamba Juice. Lest you think you're on the cutting edge of health and hipness, the Japanese Buddhist monk Eisai was way ahead of you." Click here to read the full story.

REUTERS: Men Who Exercise May Delay Age-Related High Cholesterol

"Men who get plenty of aerobic exercise may delay the onset of age-related high cholesterol, potentially lowering their risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. Researchers followed thousands of men over several decades, periodically drawing blood to test their cholesterol and then making them run on treadmills to measure their cardiorespiratory fitness. Men who could run longer and faster – signs that their bodies more easily deliver oxygen to muscles – also had lower cholesterol." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

"Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert draws attention to the fact that more and more people are suffering from obesity, spurring several studies to investigate the links between obesity, metabolic disorders and cancer." Click here to read the full story.