Study finds strong link between diabetes and walkability

Researchers studied one million Toronto residents, and found that less walkable neighborhoods lead to higher rates of diabetes.

Ikaika M Hussey

In the most startling finding, the study found that a new immigrant in a less walkable neighborhood was more than 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes than a long-term resident of Toronto living in one of the most walkable areas, regardless of neighborhood income.

The article notes that the finding is useful for areas in the globe that haven’t yet adapted to the modern, car-centric urban model. Here’s to hoping that Honolulu can glean a lesson from this study, too.

Via Atlantic Cities ยป