---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Terry Zdan firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:20:41 -0500 Do 'walkable' neighborhoods reduce obesity, diabetes? Yes, research suggests Date: June 17, 2014 Source: American Diabetes Association Summary: People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods, according to a pair of studies. Specifically, the studies found that people living in neighborhoods with greater walkability saw on average a 13 percent lower development of diabetes incidence over 10 years than those that were less walkable.
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