Neighborhood Attractiveness and Safety

In a new paper just published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, our group examines neighborhood attractiveness and safety as predictors of adult BMI.  Attractiveness indicators, including sidewalk cafés, landmark buildings, and street trees were linked to slightly lower BMI. However, our measures of neighborhood physical disorder and safety problems were not linked to higher BMI as hypothesized.

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