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Your Day in Health: August 6

Bad news for bacon lovers, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: August 6

Bad news for bacon lovers, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EAT RIGHT RULE: Allow yourself 100 discretionary calories each day so you can satisfy your cravings without falling off track with your weight loss.

SCIENCE DAILY: Consuming Highly Refined Carbohydrates Increases Risk Of Depression

"A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, types of carbohydrates consumed, and depression in data from more than 70,000 postmenopausal women who participated in the National Institutes of Health's Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1994 and 1998." Read the full story.

WEB MD: A Man’s Meat Intake May Influence His Fertility

"Attention, men: Your favorite meats might be helping or harming your fertility, a new study suggests. While the research can't prove cause and effect, it shows that men involved in fertility treatment who ate a lot of processed meats — bacon, sausage and the like — had poorer success, while those who ate more chicken or other poultry had better outcomes." Read the full story.

YAHOO: Weight-Loss Clothing Line Wows Crowd-Funders

"Everyone's talking about an upcoming clothing line called Thin Ice that claims to promote diet-free weight loss by boosting the metabolism. The star of the product line is a pair of shoe insoles equipped with cooling chips they claim are able to chill specific regions of the body upon contact with the foot." Read the full story.

REUTERS: Stress May Sabotage Diets By Short-Circuiting Self-Control

"People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they’re under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests." Read the full story.