Sunday, January 9, 2011

Urban Planning Affects Weight

Research finds that risk of obesity lowers when people live in densely populated, urban neighborhoods.

Studying 500,000 Utah citizens, male suburbanite's weighed 10 lbs more than city-dwelling counterparts and women had a 6lb weight difference. Urban neighborhoods developed pre-1950 had the thinnest inhabitants because there was no car culture. Instead, they have parks, restaurants and shops worth walking to, and sidewalks to go there.

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