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Your Day in Health: July 16

This is the source of high-quality protein you're not getting enough of, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 16

This is the source of high-quality protein you're not getting enough of, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

MAN-BOOB TUBE: Research shows that people who eat while distracted (like while watching TV) eat 10 percent more in one sitting than they would otherwise.

SCIENCE DAILY: We Like Sea Food, But We Don’t Eat Enough, Report Suggests

"Nearly half of Floridians eat more seafood than they did five to 10 years ago, but 40 percent still do not eat the federally recommended dietary intake of seafood. Floridians also know seafood is good for them, and they like their seafood caught or harvested in the Sunshine State. But many are not sure they’d know Florida seafood if they saw it, and they’re hesitant to pay the higher cost of local seafood." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Does Heart Disease Begin In Childhood?

"A 'statistically significant association' between higher vitamin D levels and lower non-HDL cholesterol in kids has been found by researchers. There has been evidence that low vitamin D levels in adults are linked to cardiovascular disease, as well as other health issues such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. But that link hadn't been studied in children." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Exercise Can Improve Brain Function In Older Adults

"Older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level, new research suggests. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the duration." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Analysis Reveals Needs For Improvement In Youth Fitness

"A new study provides a snapshot of health-related physical fitness levels for US schoolchildren in grades first through 12th. Researchers analyzing data collected nationally through the NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM Partnership Project found that fitness levels sharply declined as students got older." Read the full story.