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Your Day in Health: November 24

Can this cup help you lose weight? Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: November 24

Can this cup help you lose weight? Plus, more of today's essential health news.

FOODBEAST: New Flavored Cup Tricks You Into Thinking Your Water Tastes Like Juice

"The Right Cup is a cup that infuses scents and flavors to trick your brain into believing you are actually drinking flavored-water and not just regular water. As soon as you put your lips on the cup, you start to smell the FDA-approved fruity scents and flavors of oranges, berries, lemon-lime, or apples. Once you start sipping, you don't taste the water at all. All this is in hopes that people start drinking more water." Read full story.

HUFFINGTON POST: Should You Avoid Saturated Fats This Thanksgiving?

"In fact, we should not focus on SFAs at all, or any other food components for that matter. We should focus on whole foods and broader diets, whose effects are the results of constituents in combination. When we focus on diets, patterns like those seen in the Mediterranean—which famously include fish, but which do not exclude sources of SFAs like dairy and meats (e.g., items that might appear on Thanksgiving tables)—these dietary patterns are associated with decided health benefits." Read full story.

WSJ: Ingredient In Produce May Battle Bone Loss

"Lycopene, a compound in red fruits and vegetables linked to a lower risk of various cancers, may help to prevent bone loss after menopause, according to an animal study published online in the journal Bone." Read full story.

WEB MD: High 'Resting' Heart Rate And Odds of Early Death

"Compared to people with the lowest resting heart rate, those with a resting heart rate of more than 80 beats a minute had a 45 percent greater risk of death from any cause, while people with a resting heart rate of 60 to 80 beats a minute had a 21 percent greater risk, they found. However, Zhang said the absolute risk is small — that is, the odds of any one person dying from a rapid resting heart rate are low, he said. Also, the study doesn't prove that heart rate actually caused premature deaths; it merely finds an association between the two." Read full story.