Lower Incidence of Diabetes and Obesity in Walkable Neighborhoods

by ParentCo. May 26, 2016

Neighborhoods designed for walking may decrease the rates of overweight and diabetic people by more than 10 percent, a new study concludes.

Canadian researchers studied more than three million people in 8,777 neighborhoods in urbanized areas of Ontario, ranking them for “walkability” on a 100-point scale that measures population density, numbers of facilities within walking distance of residences and how well connected their webs of streets are.

Source: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates - The New York Times



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