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Your Day in Health: July 15

This is what happens to your brain on a high-fat diet, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 15

This is what happens to your brain on a high-fat diet, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

IT'S A CUPCAKE!: Dunkin Donuts' blueberry muffin has as much sugar as 2 1/2 scoops of Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Ice Cream

SCIENCE DAILY: This Is Your Brain On Fried Eggs: Brain, Motivation And Eating A High-Fat Diet

"High-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the mesolimbic dopamine system, according to new research. This system is a critical brain pathway controlling motivation. These findings may have important health implications." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Obesity-Related Behaviors Increase When School’s Out

"Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, according to researchers. Although obesity-promoting behaviors are generally more common during the summer break, the differences in obesity behaviors between income groups were not exacerbated during the summer break." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Diversifying Your Diet May Make Your Gut Healthier

"A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to an expert." Read the full story.