19 May '11, 5pm

Fat city: The way your neighborhood is built could be killing you via @grist

Fat city: The way your neighborhood is built could be killing you via @grist

The first Canadian study of its kind, published in 2007, the Diabetes Atlas investigated 140 Toronto neighborhoods over three years to examine the role of several factors -- including community design, population density, access to healthy and unhealthy food -- on the diabetes epidemic. Poverty and ethnicity were found to be key in the development of type 2 diabetes . The researchers also concluded that walking and transit times to recreation facilities in the city's outlying neighborhoods were as long as 40 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively, each way. It takes only 30 minutes of walking or moderate exercise, combined with a healthy diet, to cut the risk of diabetes in half. But a walk through a bleak or potentially dangerous neighborhood is hardly inspiring, especially if the only nearby landmark is a highway ... We used to call them ugly, but now social geographers an...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-19-fat-city-the-way-y...

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