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Your Day in Health: August 18

Your workout routine isn't enough to help you lose weight, and more of your daily health news.

Your Day in Health: August 18
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Your Day in Health: August 18

Your workout routine isn't enough to help you lose weight, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

SURPRISING STAT: We eat an average of 236 more calories on a Saturday, according to Obesity Journal.

SCIENCE DAILY: Drinking Coffee Daily May Improve Survival in Colon Cancer Patients

"Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

"Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not help you lose weight, public health scientists report." Read the full story.

QUARTZ: A Corporate Watchdog Says Soylent Contains Unsafe Levels of Lead and Cadmium

"Bad news for time-crunched techies seeking to avoid the “friction” of preparing meals for themselves: Soylent Super Food is facing a lawsuit. As You Sow, a nonprofit that promotes corporate, environmental, and social responsibility, filed a notice of legal action against the makers of Silicon Valley’s favorite meal replacement drink on Aug. 13. The notice alleges that the company has violated California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also known as proposition 65, failing to sufficiently warn consumers of the lead and cadmium levels in the new Soylent 1.5 drink." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Aspirin Reverses Obesity Cancer Risk

"A regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight, shows an international study of people with a family history of the disease." Read the full story.