Today’s Headlines: GMOs, Smoking, and Sitting Too Long

California Voters Reject GMO Labeling Law:  “Despite Tuesday’s loss at the polls, proponents of labeling genetically engineered foods vowed to press ahead for tougher regulation nationwide of food with genetically manipulated ingredients. By 53.1% to 46.9%, voters defeated Proposition 37, a ballot measure that would have made California the first state in the nation to require such labels on some fresh produce and processed foods, such as corn, soybeans and beet sugar, whose DNA has been altered by scientists.” (LA Times)

Excessive Sitting Linked to Unhealthy Fat Around The Heart: Make sure you take some time to walk around at work if you spend most of your time sitting. A new study revealed that spending all that time sitting in office chairs or sofas may promote the growth of a “particularly unhealthy form of fat around the heart.” This fat even “stayed in place when people undertook regular exercise. (Health Day)

CDC: Over 50% of US Smokers Have Tried to Quit: “More than half of American smokers tried to quit the habit as the daily use of cigarettes fell, US health officials” with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday in the Nov. 9 issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.” After surveys, the researchers found out that 19 percent of US adults, or 23.8 million smoke daily or most days. 52 percent of that population reported trying to stop smoking in the past year. (Bloomberg News)