Whether or not your neighborhood is good for walking around could influence your risk for diabetes.



A new study published in Diabetes Care, defined a "less walkable" neighborhood as having fewer places within a 10-minute walk, poorly connected streets, and lower residential density. New immigrants in these types of neighborhoods were 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes in contrast to long-term residents living in walkable areas. Immigrants in low-income neighborhoods were also at a greater risk.

 

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