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Your Day in Health: August 20

The shocking reason why dieters shouldn't eat on the move, and more of your daily health news.

Your Day in Health: August 20
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Your Day in Health: August 20

The shocking reason why dieters shouldn't eat on the move, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EAT RIGHT RULE: Words like "juice drink" or "juice cocktail" are industry euphemisms for a HUGE dose of sugar water.

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: Eating on the Move May Trigger Weight Gain in Dieters

"While it may be a convenient way to fit lunch into a hectic work schedule, new research published in the Journal of Health Psychology suggests that eating while 'on the go' could lead to weight gain and obesity in people who are dieting. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK, found that eating while walking could make dieters overeat later on in the day, triggering more overeating than other forms of distraction such as watching TV or chatting with a friend." Read the full story.

WEB MD: One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk

"Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report. A new study of 136,000 adults found light to moderate drinking was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women and several other cancers in male smokers. Light drinking is defined as up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks daily for men, the researchers added." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Obesity Breakthrough: Metabolic Master Switch Prompts Fat Cells to Store or Burn Fat

"Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity costs at least $200 billion each year in the United States alone, and contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Scientists have now revealed the mechanism underlying the genomic region most strongly associated with obesity. The findings uncover a genetic circuit that controls whether our bodies burn or store fat. Manipulating that genetic circuit may offer a new approach for obesity treatments." Read the full story.