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Your Day in Health: June 30

This is the type of grape that may help reduce obesity, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: June 30

This is the type of grape that may help reduce obesity, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

CHOP It can take up to 30 minutes for the body to register satiety signals, so use chopsticks to slow your pace and feel your fullness.

WEB MD: Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

"People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma — the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.That's the finding from a study of more than 100,000 U.S. adults followed for about 25 years. Researchers discovered that those who regularly consumed orange juice or whole grapefruit had a higher risk of developing melanoma, compared to people who avoided those foods." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Is Marriage Good Or Bad The Your Figure?

"Numerous studies have shown that marriage is good for your health. As a team of researchers from Basel, Nuremberg, and Berlin have now found, however, that does not apply to all health indicators. Their findings show that married couples on average eat better than singles, but that they also weigh significantly more and do less sport. The researchers compared the relationship between marital status and body mass index, which relates body weight to height. A high body mass index can be a risk factor for chronic illnesses such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease." Read the full story.

WEB MD: Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

"Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 percent lower in neighborhoods with access to healthy foods. The researchers also found a 21 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in areas with greater opportunities for physical activity." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

"Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat." Read the full story.