Your Day in Health: December 9

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“Eggs from chickens that are allowed to roam rather than being kept in dark sheds or cages pack more vitamin D, says a study from the University of Reading’s Food Chemistry journal in the United Kingdom. Scientists analyzed the contents of 270 eggs sold at U.K. supermarkets and found that free-range eggs had 30% more vitamin D than eggs from birds kept locked up.” Read full story.

NY TIMES: A Handful Of Nuts Is Good For Your Health

“A handful of nuts a day may be enough to reduce the risk for death from heart disease and other ills. In a review combining data from 20 prospective studies, researchers found that compared with people who ate the least nuts, those who ate the most reduced the risk for coronary heart disease by 29 percent, for cardiovascular disease by 21 percent and for cancer by 15 percent. There was also a 52 percent reduced risk for respiratory disease, 39 percent for diabetes and 75 percent reduced risk for infectious disease in those who ate the most nuts.” Read full story.

“A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study finds that men are at particular risk of overeating in social situations even when there is no incentive to do so. ‘Even if men aren’t thinking about it, eating more than a friend tends to be understood as a demonstration of virility and strength,’ explains co-author Kevin Kniffin, PhD.” Read full story.

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