Study Linking Sprawl And Obesity Is Flawed

Wendell Cox criticizes the study that claim a link between urban sprawl and obesity.
September 24, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"This is another attempt by the report's sponsors to spin research showing only trivial weight differences between city and suburban residents into a national crisis requiring land use restrictions...Public policy should not assume the nanny-role of requiring community designs that conspire to increase walking, particularly when it leads to weight differences of such trivial magnitude...How can the latest iteration of sprawl...which began the day after World War II ended, be a principal cause of the obesity explosion, which has largely emerged in only the last 10 or 15 years?"

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Published on Friday, September 19, 2003 in The Heritage Foundation
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