New Detailed Study Shows Transit Reduces Obesity
We’ve seen many reports to date evidencing the connection between increased public transit usage and reduced obesity rates, but how in-depth are these reports?
A new study by Preventive Medicine goes a level deeper to include county-level data around public transit usage including the number of obese people and the amount of people who participate in leisurely physical activity. Several additional factors, such as available transit options, household income, and health insurance, were incorporated in the research.
Our research suggests that investing in convenient and affordable public-transit systems may improve public health by reducing obesity, thereby providing more value than previously thought.
Learn more about the benefits of public transit in lowering obesity rates at Pacific Standard.