Today’s Headlines: The Harmful Chemical That Could Be in Your Canned Food, What Activity May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence, and How Lack of Exercise May Relate to Diabetes

The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is still in 60 percent of canned goods. Despite many efforts to remove the harmful chemical, there are still tons of cans with BPA in your local grocery stores. “More than two thirds of cans tested, including products by some of America’s largest food companies, contain the chemical, according to the report. Even in cans where BPA has been removed, the report claims, food companies have provided little information about what they are using in their canned goods instead.” Brands such as Campbell’s, Del Monte, and General Mills were a few of the companies that had large quantities of BPA-tracked merchandise. (Time)

Avoiding late-night eating may be help ensuring breast cancer does not return. Researchers found a potential connection between fasting and a reduced risk for cancer recurrence. “[The study] found that a nighttime fasting period of less that 13 hours was linked to a 36 percent higher risk for a cancer recurrence, compared with fasting durations of 13 hours or more. The study didn’t find a link between the shorter fasting period and an increased risk of death from breast cancer or other causes.” While the link was not confirmed and solidified, researchers concluded that 13 hours of fasting at night could drastically decrease chances of a cancer relapse. (Washington Post)

Sitting for 10 or more hours a day could be linked to an increased risk for diabetes. While the risk is commonly seen in obese or very sedentary and inactive people, it didn’t leave inactive people with normal weights out of the equation. “Overall, the study linked sitting for more than 10 hours a day to a 35 percent higher risk of diabetes compared with sitting for less than 6 hours daily. But the good news for desk jockeys is that staying slim and getting plenty of exercise appeared to minimize the diabetes risk associated with all that time sitting down.” This study encourages those with desk jobs to move throughout the day. (Fox)