Urban sprawl makes Americans fat, study finds

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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - You drive to work, you drive your kids to school, you drive to the grocery store -- no wonder you have put on a few pounds. U.S. researchers said on Thursday they had quantified the price of living in sprawled-out American communities and weight gain leads the list -- six pounds (2.7 kg) on average, to be precise. Their findings, published in special issues of the American Journal of Public Health and the ...

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