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Your Day in Health: July 1

This is what happens to your body -- and your appetite -- when you drink alcohol, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 1

This is what happens to your body -- and your appetite -- when you drink alcohol, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

TXT YRSLF THNR: People who receive weekly text reminders of their daily “calorie budget” make healthier food choices, so get a friend to text you.

SCIENCE DAILY: Alcohol Sensitizes Brain Response To Food Aromas, Increases Food Intake In Women, Research Shows

"The first study of its kind measuring the brain’s role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain’s response to food aromas and increases caloric intake." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Healthy Diet Linked To Lower Death Rates Among Low-Income Residents In Southeastern USA

"Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., according to investigators. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the study were African-American." Read the full story.

CNN: Bill Clinton: How We Can Fight Childhood Obesity

"American students have been given the option of healthier foods, and they are responding by choosing to eat them. Now, more than 90% of schools across the country are meeting these federal nutrition standards for school meals. Dialing back the USDA's school meal regulations would do far more harm than good. So we must sustain this momentum and ensure that our children continue to have access to better food, because healthy kids learn better." Read the full story.

NUTRITION FACTS.ORG: How Fruits And Vegetables Can Prevent Asthma

"In general, there seems to be an association between an increase in asthma prevalence and a decrease in consumption of fresh fruits, green vegetables, and other dietary sources of antioxidants, helping to explain why the prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms are lower in populations with high intake of foods of plant origin. High intakes of fat and sodium, and low intakes of fiber and carbohydrates, are linked with asthma, while traditional and vegetarian diets are associated with lower rates. For example, if we look closer within India, in a study of more than 100,000 people, “those who consumed meat (daily or occasionally) were more likely to report asthma than those who were strictly vegetarian.” This also meant avoiding eggs." Read the full story.