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Note on Lifestyle

It’s where you live, and how you live

Studies have shown that individuals local environment seems to influence their risk of developing diabetes. This has been related to walkability and safety of the neighborhood, as well as to the presence of grocery stores. This article, and the associated commentary and letters, show that the perception of neighborhood characteristics was more important than the actual neighborhood characteristics, and raise the importance of stress in the lives of people at risk for diabetes.

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