Stanford researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones

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Stanford researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones

Stanford researchers using smartphones to track the activity levels of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe made an intriguing discovery: In countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar amount per day. But big gaps between people who walked a lot and those who walked very little coincided with much higher levels of obesity.

Considering that an estimated 5.3 million people die from causes associated with physical inactivity every year, these researchers looked for a simple and convenient way to measure activity across millions of people to help figure out why obesity is a bigger problem in some countries than others.

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2017-07-11T07:37:12+00:00 Tags: |