November 17, 2011

Supersizing the US

1 Americans Are Getting Fatter Every Day

Most adults in the US will be overweight by the year 2020 and more than half will suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes project researchers at the Am. Heart Assn. which has set a target to help Americans improve their heart health by 20%. But the prognosis is grim. If current trends continue, Americans can expect only small improvements in heart health by 2020. The stats: In 2020, 83% of men and 72% of women will be obese or overweight. Now, 72% of men and 63% of women are overweight or obese. In 2020, 77% of men and 53% of women will have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Today, 62% of men and 43% of women have those conditions. Achieving a healthy weight through diet and exercise is the best way to improve heart health, say AHA spokespeople who also stress the importance of not smoking.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Half of Americans Will Have Diabetes by 2020

Tags: Diet, Obesity, Overweight, Diabetes, Heart Health, Exercise, Pre-Diabetes, American Heart Association, Diabetes Projections, 2020

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Creamy Not Affected

2 Peanut Butter Recall for Smucker's Chunky

Concerned their product is contaminated with Salmonella, Smucker's has announced a voluntary recall of 16-ounces jars of their Natural Peanut Butter Chunky with best-by dates of August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012. The recalled products, distributed in several states, would have been purchased November 8 to 17. Smucker's creamy peanut butter is not affected by this limited recall. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, which was initiated after a routine sampling of the product detected Salmonella. Consumers with recalled products should discard them immediately and call Smucker's for a refund coupon at 1-888-550-9555.

More at Smucker's | Hat tip to CNN | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Recalled

Tags: Peanut Butter Recall, Smucker's Recall, Smucker's Chunky Salmonella, Symptoms Salmonella

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