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Well this is news: people who cycle or walk to work have lower rates of obesity than drivers

Well this is news: people who cycle or walk to work have lower rates of obesity than drivers

The Journal of Improbable Research gives out the IgNobel Awards, but also publishes "Real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere. Research that's maybe good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless." A good candidate might be the vast study Active commuting and obesity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank . It came up with a conclusion that seems pretty obvious and well documented; according to Richard Masoner of Cyclicious: In the largest study of its kind, British researchers found adults who commute to work via cycling or walking have lower body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) measures in mid-life compared to adults who commute via car, according to a new study in March 16 2016 issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. The study actually looked at 150,000 people aged between 40 and 69 in t...

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