Auto-Oriented Development Linked To Obesity

A study finds that the more you commute, the more likely you are to be obese.
June 1, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The amount of time people spend in their cars affects their weight more than their income, education, gender and ethnicity," researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered. "[A] survey of 10,500 metro Atlanta residents found that for every extra 30 minutes commuters drove each day, they had a 3-per-cent-greater chance of being obese than their peers who drove less...people who lived less than a kilometre from shops were 7 per cent less likely to be obese than their counterparts who had to drive."

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Published on Monday, May 31, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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