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News Release 11-227

Improved Living Environments Can Reduce Health Problems for Women and Children

Study finds moving to lower poverty neighborhoods decreases risk of obesity and diabetes

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row houses along a street in a working class neighborhood.

Research shows how basic social and economic science research can contribute to improving the health of women and children in major U.S. cities.

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Jens Ludwig, the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy at University of Chicago discusses obesity, diabetes and low income neighborhoods.

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