Believe It or Not: Suburbs Not Responsible For Obesity Rates

A study conducted in Illinois has found no correlation between rates of obesity to suburban sprawl, as was previously believed.
February 10, 2011, 2pm PST | Shay Kahen
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"The finding challenges the widely held view that people who live in cities tend to be thinner because they have more opportunities to walk, while people in suburban and rural areas have to drive most everywhere they go." Instead, the study finds that obesity is associated to one's the level of education and income.

There was some relation found to those who commute by car, but that was only within specific zip code areas.

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Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in US News
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