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Decreased obesity rates associated with public transport use, study shows

A new study now shows that public transportation systems do not provide many community benefits, but it can also be an instrument to reduce obesity rates.

Research, researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech, compared and analyzed according to data from 2001 and 2009. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Research Group A: Policies and Internships.

According to the study, only one percentage point for obesity rates with 0.473 percentage points lower in mass transit vehicles in the United States has increased.

Talking about this study, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Secretary, said "It would be possible to choose massive transportation for more driving, otherwise it would not be an exercise."

According to the researchers, instead of getting out of the house and instead of entering the car, public transport wants to get people home from the bus stop right away.

The study determines the computational analysis of data, health, transport and census data from 227 regions of 227 regions in 2001 and 2009.

The differences between economic and life factor factors, such as leisure activities, household income, health coverage and public transport financing.

The new study is consistent with previous research staff, and the percentage of public transport use in each country was a 0.21 point lower obesity rate.

In his research paper, Douglas M. King's authors argued that the new works had a long history of exploring the differences between 2001 and 2009 to better control other factors that had an impact on the analysis.

"For example, in both cases in 2001 and 2009, factors such as the physical weather or geography that may affect obesity are controlled over the past two seasons," King added.

The researchers note that both studies have varying magnitudes, but they are not statistically significant. However, both research suggests that public transport use is becoming increasingly widespread in reducing country obesity rates.

Jakob Jakob acknowledged that he had conducted studies in the country, the implications of an average person were not clear, according to the results, when people decide to use public treatment, the regional obesity rate tends to rise. release However, he added that it does not necessarily imply that any particular person is less likely to continue to be obese.

This research focuses on data collected in 2001 and 2009, when rail and buses were the public transport modes of the United States.

"Uber and Lyft, as well as the impact of bicycle-shared programs on the future, will be interesting," said Jacobson. "Our research suggests investing in public transport more efficiently, contributing only to the environment, but also offering public health benefits.

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