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Combat Obesity By Creating Healthy Residential Environments

Residents living in high-walkability neighborhoods are more likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than residents located in a low-walkability neighbourhood.

In the physical activity and public health research arena, the interest in the immediate housing and residential neighborhood environment (e.g. crime rates, road safety, street connectivity, footpaths and cycle ways, design and maintenance of neighborhood, visibility of stairs, central shopping facilities, availability of physical recreation facilities) is relatively new.

Bariatric surgery appears to be safe for carefully selected older, Medicare patients

Obesity has become the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to background information in the article. Rates of obesity have continued to climb in the last decade across all age groups. Surgery for morbid obesity is currently the most effective treatment.