Sprawl Makes Oregonians Fat

Portland's weekly magazine reports on the link between sprawl and obesity in Oregon.
January 16, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"True, obesity rates across the U.S. are surging, but Oregon is leading the charge of the fat brigade in the West. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, Oregon's 22 percent obesity rate makes it the fattest state west of the Rockies. Nationally, we're No. 14... There are a number of obvious theories about why Americans are getting fatter: We drive more, eat worse, exercise less, watch more television and so forth. But what is it about Oregon in particular that is turning us into walking dirigibles?"

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Thursday, January 15, 2004 in Willamette Week
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