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Gaining Weight? Blame the Commute

A new study shows that long-distance commuters are more likely to be overweight.

A new study suggests that commuters who spend a long time in the car are more likely to be overweight.

"People who drove longer distances to work were found to have larger waist circumferences, lower cardiovascular fitness levels, higher blood pressure and higher body mass index," the New York Daily News reported this week. 

The study was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, based on data from one of the most congested areas in the United States. 

In January, a study by the blog On Numbers showed that . Twenty-nine percent of Centreville residents take at least 45 minutes to get to work. 

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