Obesity and the Zip Code

A recent article points to a study where people who live in zip codes that large large urban sprawls are more obese than those that live in denser neighborhoods and can walk to many of the places they need to go to on a daily basis

More tricky is the question of whether a person’s address can make her fat. Many urban planners and health researchers think it can. In study after study, they have all but concluded that urban sprawl — malls miles away, homes too far away for people to walk to shops, schools and parks — contributes to obesity.

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