Experts Link Obesity To Sprawl

Health experts believe that suburban sprawl is responsible for American's bulging waistlines.
June 24, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Americans are becoming less physically active, not so much out of laziness but because of changes in the 'urban form' that are dictating more sedentary behavior, according to a new line of thinking in public health. Advocates of anti-sprawl 'smart growth,' like Wasserman, say the theory adds ammunition to the arguments against suburban development, which has been blamed for loss of farmland and open space, as well as increasing traffic congestion."

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Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in MSNBC
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