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Your Day in Health: August 4

A high-fat diet may affect more than just your weight, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: August 4

A high-fat diet may affect more than just your weight, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

LETTUCE HELP YOU! Half a head of this lettuce has more alpha-carotene, a disease-fighting antioxidant, than either romaine or spinach.

SCIENCE DAILY: Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms And Metabolism In Mice

"We know from studies on jet lag and night shifts that metabolism — how bodies use energy from food — is linked to the body's circadian rhythms. These rhythms, regular daily fluctuations in mental and bodily functions, are communicated and carried out via signals sent from the brain and liver. Light and dark signals guide circadian rhythms, but it appears that microbes have a role to play as well." Read the full story.

NY TIMES: Soylent Announces New Version Of Its Nutrition Drink

"The makers of Soylent, the powdered drink that has developed a following in Silicon Valley as an easy meal replacement for busy workers, has created a follow-up version called Soylent 2.0. The company announced on Monday that instead of the powder form taken by its predecessor, Soylent 2.0 will come as a pre-bottled liquid. Its ingredients include soy, for protein, and it derives about half of its fat energy from 'algae sources,' according to a statement on its blog." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Frequent Travel Is Damaging To Health And Wellbeing, According To New Study

"Researchers investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. They found that the images portrayed do not take into account the damaging side effects of frequent travel such as jet-lag, deep vein thrombosis, radiation exposure, stress, loneliness and distance from community and family networks." Read the full story.