Comments on: The urban diet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Skinnyy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-19078 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 15:51:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-19078 The point is right, without a car you will be forced to travel a lot in your feet and loose weight and build muscle fast so less fat more muscle

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By: herbalife http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-8315 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:10:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-8315 with all the pollution in the air even in the suburbs the body needs phytonutrients and antioxidants to help fight off the free radicals in the air that causes us to age quicker and for or metabolism to slow down.

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By: NutriSystem Reviews http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7639 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 03:58:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7639 With this urban life which very much polluting and are more prone to various diseases.Our diet should contain such stuff which would meet up with these. This site is quite appreciable in this regard.

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By: Ned Baker http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7486 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 23:17:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7486 From a nutritional perspective, your argument only seems to hold for affluent neighborhoods:

http://postbourgie.com/2009/09/24/more-s upermarkets-please/

More broadly, even the most bike/pedestrian friendly cities are epicenters of car culture, with all of the attendant noise pollution, air pollution, traffic hazards, etc.

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By: Scott http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7331 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:41:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7331 “The one downside to urban living though is air quality.”

Try Denver or Boulder, CO. Fresh clean mountain air, STRONG public transportation, and STRONG bike cultures (bike racks in front of almost EVERY store… even mopeds/scooters can legally park on the sidewalk!).

I’m from a suburb of Boston called southern New Hampshire. I always marveled at the MBTA, and wished Manchester would mimic Boston in that respect.

(For those that don’t live in NH, this is a state that spent MOST of it’s stimulus money re-paving highway routes which were in good shape and less than 6 years old…. no widening of roads, no bike paths, just re-paving over still-fresh route 101 pavement).

Anyways, Denver rocks and if it had an IT market comparable to Boston, I’d trade my Red Sox cap for a Rockies in 2 seconds flat (besides, Rockies tickets can be bought at any supermarket, and they’re MUCH cheaper than Boston).

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7314 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:16:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7314 “The one downside to urban living though is air quality.”

Try Hamburg, it’s not exactly a famous metropol, and yet it is a big city. The air quality however is still quite good IMO…

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By: Anonymous2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7289 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:18:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7289 One cause this discusssion has missed is good, old fashioned boredom. Live in a small town or an exurb and eating becomes among the most stimulating and social of activities. In New York, London, Tokyo, etc. cuisine is often of higher quality, but there are many other outlets for stimulation and so food is less likely to become an obsession.

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By: OGT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7282 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 03:18:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7282 Actually, you appear to have the causation exactly wrong according to this study:

(The study) tracks the data of nearly 6,000 people over a six-year study period. During this period 79% of the subjects changed addresses. These movers allowed the authors to identify the effect of sprawl on weight….

The paper concludes that people who are more likely to be obese are more likely to move to sprawling neighbourhoods. The debate over obesity is ideologically charged and these results are likely to be controversial and (in some circles) unpopular. The findings suggest that the public-health battle against obesity is better fought on ground other than the urban-planner’s drawing board.

Via Avent: http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/22 1

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By: Dire Strait http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7197 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:06:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7197 I, too, drive a lot and am overweight. The thing that gets me is eating in the car. I am often squeezing in lunch or dinner while driving between meetings. Eating a Quarter Pounder With Cheese, fries and a shake is much easier to do while driving than eating a salad.

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By: R J Keefe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/comment-page-1/#comment-7186 Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:34:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/27/the-urban-diet/#comment-7186 @Anonymous: the air in New York City would be almost primordially breathable if trucks and other commercial vehicles were subjected to particulate-matter-emissions regulation. What New York has in this case is a bit of concentrated country.

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