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Your Day In Health: September 11

Cocoa has this major new health benefit, researchers say. Plus more of the health news you need to know now.

Your Day In Health: September 11
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Your Day In Health: September 11

Cocoa has this major new health benefit, researchers say. Plus more of the health news you need to know now.

HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

This unusual new milk is a must-try — it’s high in protein (which is more digestible than the protein in cow’s milk) but low in lactose, making it a good option for those with lactose intolerance. Find out more in our report!

YAHOO: SALT, SEX AND BOOZE: LIFESTYLE KILLERS ON THE RISE

“The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said Friday. "To put it in plain English, we are behaving badly," study co-author Ali Mokdad of the University of Washington told AFP.” Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: COCOA LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE AND INCREASES BLOOD VESSEL FUNCTION IN HEALTHY PEOPLE

“Two recently published studies in the journals Age and the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) demonstrate that consuming cocoa flavanols improves cardiovascular function and lessens the burden on the heart that comes with the aging and stiffening of arteries.” Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: YOUR STOMACH BACTERIA DETERMINES WHICH DIET IS BEST FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION

“The research will make it easier for physicians to identify overweight patients who are at higher risk of cardiometabolic disease and could truly achieve major health benefits by modifying their diet and losing weight. Fairly soon it should be possible to design diet recommendations that take the gut microbiome of individual patients into account.” Read the full story.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES ISSUED AFTER DEADLY OUTBREAKS

“Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.
The rules, once promoted as an Obama administration priority, will require food manufacturers to submit food safety plans to the government to show they are keeping their operations clean.” Read the full story.

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