Motorists die ‘faster’

June 15, 2009

A doctoral thesis from Sweden suggests that car commuters die younger than those who walk, cycle or go to work by bus.

For his thesis, Patrik Wennberg from Umeå university studied the effects of commuting and other activities on heart disease. He concludes: ‘A clearly increased risk of myocardial infarction was found for car commuting compared to active commuting (walking, cycling or going by bus).’

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