The Weekly Skinny: All the healthy news you need (2-25-11)

Before you give your beloved pet that treat, chew on this: More than half of our furry friends are now overweight. FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.

More than half of U.S. dogs and cats overweight

Fido and Fluffy are having some serious weight issues. A new study from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) finds about 53-percent of cats and 55-percent of dogs are overweight or obese. APOP says pet obesity is a serious problem and it's getting worse with more obese pets this year than ever before.

Also see: How do you petsercise?

Why tomatoes have been pricier lately
Cold weather this winter in Florida, Texas and Mexico has hurt tomato crops, making supplies limited, quality lower and prices higher until late March or mid-April. Some restaurants are even cutting back until things get better. The cold snaps could also make lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and other veggies hard to get and more expensive for several weeks.

Also see: Simple Gourmet Bruschetta

Highest BPA levels are in the U.S.
We have more exposure in the U.S. to bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, certain cancers, and other illnesses - than other countries, according to a new report from the Canadian Medical Association. When Consumer Reports tested name-brand canned foods, including soup, juice, tuna, and green beans in 2009, it found almost all contained some BPA.

Also see: BPA exposure much higher in canned foods than plastic

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