October 28, 2014

To Approximately One Pepsi

1 WHO Lowers Suggested Sugar Limit by 50%

Persons who strive to meet the World Health Organization's recommended daily sugar limit will find the going significantly harder in the future. WHO has announced it is lowering that amount from ten percent of an individual's daily calorie intake to just five percent, which for someone with a typical BMI translates as 25 grams or roughly six teaspoons of sugar per day, which is 50 percent less than the nine-teaspoon limit the American Heart Association suggests for adult males. This would effectively rule out nearly all non-diet soft drinks and most breakfast cereals, and scores of processed food products that contain the "hidden" sugars that some health experts maintain have quietly been major contributors to America's overweight and obesity epidemic.

More at Cbsnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Added Sugar Leads to Higher Cholesterol Levels

Tags: World Health Organization, Sugar Consumption Limits, WHO Sugar Policy, Limit on Calories from Sugar

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Men Cutting More Than Expenses

2 Vasectomy Rate Spiked During the Recession

Recent studies have found that, daunted by the cost of raising a child, notably fewer young women became pregnant during the recent Great Recession, and now data crunchers at New York City’s Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered one of the key mechanisms involved. There was a conspicuous rise in the number of men who elected to undergo vasectomies during the economic lean times. An analysis of records for 8,000 men 18 and older determined that the proportion who had undergone the insemination-preventing surgical procedure rose from 5.8 percent in 2007 and earlier, to 7.5 percent from 2007 to 2009, an increase of 35 percent that held even when controlling for men’s age, race and financial condition. The study was funded by the National Survey for Family Growth.

More at Mnn.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Great Recession May Cut 425,000 Births

Tags: Economics and Childbirth, Economics and Birth Control, Recession and Childbirth, Reasons for Vasectomies, Vasectomy Rates

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Ten Brands Recalled

3 Large Baby Wipes Recall

Nutek Disposables, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of all baby wipes manufactured under the following names: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. Nutek is recalling the wipes after they found the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) in some of the products. The recalled baby wipes were sold prior to October 21, 2014, at Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Walgreens, Fred's and Diapers.com. While B. cepacia poses a small risk to healthy individuals, those with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases are especially at risk, and should contact their doctors if they've used the recalled wipes.

More at FDA | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Full-Term Babies Getting Smaller in US

Tags: Baby Wipes Recall, Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, Well Beginnings, Chronic Lung Diseases, Weakened Immune Systems

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