Your Day in Health: April 13

SCIENCE DAILY: Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates

"This study fits into a bigger field of ongoing research showing that phthalates are in a wide variety of personal products, toys, perfume and even food. In 2008 Congress banned the use of phthalates in the production of children's toys because of concerns about the health impact of these chemicals." Read full story.

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Time: Your Longevity Gap Is Biggest If You Live Here

"Raj Chetty, professor of economics at Stanford University, analyzed tax returns filed by every American from 1999 to 2014 and found that among men, the top 25% of earners are expected to live 8.5 years longer than the bottom 25%. For women, the nationwide gap was 5.6 years." Read full story.

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CNN: How to reduce your caloric intake by 30%

"Hearing yourself eat could serve as a 'consumption monitoring cue,' says study author Ryan S. Elder, an assistant professor of marketing at Brigham Young University. In other words, the crunch you hear when you're not wearing headphones helps you realize how much you're actually eating. 'This is similar to a visual cue of how many chicken wing bones are on your plate,' says Elder." Read full story.

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