Your Day in Health: May 20
WEB MD: Is Your City One of America’s Fittest?
“Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows. Minneapolis-St. Paul came in second and Denver moved up from sixth last year to third this year, the report said. The top three cities for 2016 showed increases in walking by residents using public transit, more parkland for physical activity, and lower rates of diabetes and heart problems. The lower smoking rate in the nation’s capital gave it the edge over the second- and third-place cities, the researchers said.” Read full story.
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CSPI: New Nutrition Facts Labels to Feature Added Sugars, with Daily Value
“The new Daily Value for added sugars on the revised labels will be 50 grams, or about 12 teaspoons—an amount representing 10 percent of the daily 2,000 calories recommended for many adults. Once the rules are implemented, the Nutrition Facts label on a 20-ounce bottle of Coke, for example, would likely show that it had 130 percent of the added sugars limit for a day.” Read full story.
DELISH: This French Bulldog Puppy Eating A Watermelon Is Breaking The Internet
“This viral video [is] currently taking the internet by storm. Watch as adorable French bulldog Rolax chomps on the juicy fruit and your cheeks will hurt from smiling in no time.” Read full story or watch it below:
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By Jennifer Ashton, MD
ABC News Chief Women’s Health Correspondent