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13 May 2011

Are cars fuelling the obesity epidemic?

The surge in passenger vehicle usage between the 1950s and today may be associated with surging levels of obesity, new research suggests.

Junk food, video games and a lack of exercise all have received their fair share of blame for the spiraling epidemic of obesity in the US. But according to a University of Illinois researcher, public health enemy number one may very well be the one staple of modern life most people can't seem to live without one (or more) of: the automobile.

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