Living near food outlets linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes

People in cities with high density of ready-to-eat food outlets have 11% higher risk of developing the condition, research shows

People who live in cities with a high density of food outlets such as takeaways, restaurants and fast-food vendors have an 11% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who live far from an instant meal, according to new research.

Previous studies have suggested having fast food on the doorstep is a risk factor for obesity, but this is the largest to focus on type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity.

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