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U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Posted on November 28, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Contrary to some recently released studies touting the health benefits of using public transit, a new University of Minnesota study, which explored the correlation between transit and public health, found that there was no significant evidence showing that using public transit improves health, Minnesota Daily reports.

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place, according the study. For the full story, click here.

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