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Yahoo! News - Study: Living in the Suburbs Can Make You Sick

An adult living somewhere like Atlanta, with its spread-out suburbs and car-heavy culture, will have a health profile that looks like that of someone who lives in Seattle -- but who is four years older, the study found.

And the culprit seems to be exercise, or the lack of it, the researchers report in the October issue of the journal Public Health.

If people just used bikes for all trips of even 3 miles or less, it would still have far-reaching effects in both public health and street planning.