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Drexel Researchers Team Up to Confirm Neighborhood Environment Impacts Disease Onset

Drexel School of Public Health dean, Dr. Ana Diez Roux, and associate professor, Dr. Amy Auchincloss, of epidemiology are co-authors on a new report published in JAMA Internal Medicine which found that people living in neighborhoods with limited resources for healthy eating and physical activity are at higher risk for being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. “Based on a rigorous prospective, longitudinal design, their research substantiates the claim that the physical and social contexts of neighborhood environments matter for disease onset,” noted authors of an invited commentary. HealthDay News, Medscape, and WebMD are among news outlets that have covered the study.

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