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Your Day in Health: June 22

The scary effects of not getting enough sleep and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: June 22

The scary effects of not getting enough sleep and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

THE BIG APPLE: Choose Pink Lady not Granny Smith. Compounds that give red fruits their color also calm the action of fat-storage genes.

REUTERS: Putting “Added Sugars” On Food Labels May Baffle Shoppers

"Consumers may struggle to understand food nutrition panels that include “added sugars,” a study suggests, illustrating the challenge ahead as U.S. health officials consider putting this detail on food labels to nudge Americans to cut back on sweets and empty calories. When researchers showed consumers nutrition panels that broke out the grams of “added sugars” as part of the total grams of sugar in the food, many people miscalculated the amount of sugar, the study found." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

"Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. In the study, mice were fed a high fat diet. Those receiving resveratrol in amounts equivalent to 12 ounces of fruit per day for humans gained about 40 percent less weight than control mice." Read the full story.

CNN: Sleep Or Die — Growing Body Of Research Warns Of Heart Attacks, Strokes

"We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, obesity and other conditions. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the largest physician-based organization for sleep medicine, recently put out their first recommendations for what is the right amount of sleep. It advises that adults get at least seven hours every night based on research on the link between inadequate sleep and a number of poor health outcomes." Read the full story.