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Mass Transit Use Correlates With Obesity Rates


L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois

Riding the bus can help you lose weight, or at least that's what some of the data shows.

University of Illinois professor of computer science Sheldon Jacobson pulled publicly available county health and transportation records to see if there was a correlation between mass transit use and obesity.

University of Illinois Extension's Todd Gleason spoke with Jacobson and asked him about the research and the data.