‘Walkable’ environment linked to lower obesity

The study of -walkability and health outcomes in Toronto in 2011 also showed that factors such as high population and residential density and good street connectivity were associated with lower rates of diabetes.

Individuals living in the highest walkability areas were more than twice as likely to walk, cycle or use public transport and less likely to drive a car compared with those in less walkable areas.

PLOS ONE 2014; online 14 Jan