Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In a recent Chicago Tribune interview, Partnership for Prevention President Robert J. Gould said making healthy choices easier will help create a "culture of health."
"If we lower the barriers to making healthier choices in the community, then we can create a culture of health in this country," Gould told Tribune reporter Julie Deardorff.
Deardorff's article undescored Gould's assertion by citing a recent report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. That study found that people who live in "healthy" neighborhoods -- areas with plentiful opportunities for physical activity and eating well -- had a 38 percent lower rate of Type 2 diabetes than those in "unhealthy" neighborhoods.