Do You Live In A Healthy Neighborhood?

Your risk of developing type two diabetes could be affected by where you live.

Researchers at Drexel University found people living in what they consider healthy neighborhoods had a lower risk of diabetes.

Healthy neighborhoods are more suitable for physical activity and give residents close access to healthy foods.

Experts monitored the glucose levels of over 2,000 adults living in three different types of neighborhoods. Those living in what were considered the healthiest neighborhoods were 38-percent less likely to develop type two diabetes.

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  • by Neo Location: Reality on Oct 13, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    This is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of. Neighborhoods are made up heavily along racial, enonomic and cultural lines. These are the true factors that affect rates of certain deseases. This is stupid. This study seems to suggest that a person who is at high risk of getting diabetes because of these other, truly determinate factors could somehow be saved if they moved to a different type of neighborhood. What a waste of taxpayer dollars. Who let these mush brained college professors have the money for this complete waste of time, money and energy?
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Oct 13, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    That "finding" should be enough to enable the folks at Drexel to cash in on some big dollars for further research. What a way to make a living... Beats the heck out of working.

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