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Blood Pressure: Diabetes and Grocery Stores

blood pressure: Michael's Hospital in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences gathered rates of diabetes and hypertension high blood pressure by neighbourhood using the Ontario Diabetes Database and the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team's database, according to CTV. The scientists controlled for variables including age, sex, ethnicity, immigration history, neighbourhood median household income, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease an indication of smoking and then looked at whether walkability was associated with diabetes and hypertension. The study led by researchers at St. Walkability was measured using data such as population density and the number of banks, grocery stores and restaurants within 800 metres. This study was no different in that regard, with lower walkability significantly correlated with higher rates of hypertension and diabetes. Past research has shown that less walkable neighbhourhoods are associated with worse health outcomes, most likely because people in walkable neighbourhoods get more exercise. ( As reported in the news.