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  • Study: Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage

    The surge in passenger vehicle usage in the U.S. between the 1950s and today may be associated with surging levels of obesity, says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a University of Illinois researcher who specializes in statistics and data analysis.

    The surge in passenger vehicle usage in the U.S. between the 1950s and today may be associated with surging levels of obesity, says Sheldon H. Jacobson, a University of Illinois researcher who specializes in statistics and data analysis.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Sheldon H. Jacobson, call 217-333-3328 or 217-244-7275; emailshj@illinois.edu. For a copy of the paper, visit https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/shj/www/shj.html.