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Study: Public transit improves health, weight loss

Posted on June 29, 2010

In a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the RAND Corporation found that construction of a light-rail system (LRT) resulted in increased physical activity (walking) and subsequent weight loss by people served by the LRT. In the study, residents of Charlotte, N.C., were surveyed before and after the construction of an LRT line. To read the full story, click here.

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