Impact of walkability with regard to physical activity in the prevention of diabetes

Submitted: 14 June 2017
Accepted: 9 August 2017
Published: 3 November 2017
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Walkability, a component of urban design intended to facilitate pedestrian traffic, depends on parameters associated with the connectivity of routes, population density and availability of destinations in the neighbourhood. The aim is to achieve levels of physical activity related to the prevention of risk factors associated with diseases, such as diabetes and the improvement of glycaemia control. It is important to consider that the effects of walkability depend on its relation with other variables present in the neighbourhood, e.g., environmental and socioeconomic factors. Considering this, improving walkability levels could be an effective strategy to reduce disease, the prevalence of diabetes in particular, in the population and thus reduce public spending. To investigate these relationships, PUBMED and ScienceDirect databases were searched using the following key words: Diabetes, Walkability and Physical activity.

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Mena, C., Sepúlveda, C., Ormazábal, Y., Fuentes, E., & Palomo, I. (2017). Impact of walkability with regard to physical activity in the prevention of diabetes. Geospatial Health, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2017.595

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