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  • Study: Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates

    Using public health and transportation data, Illinois professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and colleagues found that higher mass transit use is correlated with lower obesity rates.

    Using public health and transportation data, Illinois professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and colleagues found that higher mass transit use is correlated with lower obesity rates.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Sheldon H. Jacobson, call 217- 244-7275; email shj@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Analyzing the impact of public transit usage on obesity” is available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.010