Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk

Ground zero for identifying ways to stop the rise in diabetes prevalence is Philadelphia, which has the highest diabetes rate among the nation’s largest cities. Public health researchers at Drexel University looked at how neighborhood and community-level factors — not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education — influence people’s risk. Their new study adds insight into the role of the physical and social environment on diabetes risk, zip code by zip code throughout the city. —> Read More Here


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