Another study published the other day shows the debilitating health effects of living in the 'burbs.
Titled, "Healthy Communities, Sustainable Communities", the report by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) concludes that those of us living in car-dependent neighbourhoods face a higher risk of diabetes, obesity and heart-related illnesses.
"There's no question there's a connection between obesity, diabetes and heart-related diseases and the built environment, specifically sprawl," said co-author George McKibbon.
"Air quality is an issue, too, especially for those who live near highways. We also found that if you're in a car four to five hours a day, social cohesion is at risk." Reports the Star.
Read the full report.
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