Diabetes Prevention Is a Job for Architects, Says Professor
December 9, 2015
By The Early Edition
CBC News, Dec 2, 2015
(Image: McGill professor Avi Friedman believes that if entire communities lent themselves to a more active lifestyle, the people living there will be less prone to obesity and diabetes. Courtesy of CBC)
According to an architecture professor at McGill University, doctors aren’t the only ones who should be at the forefront of the fight against diabetes.
Avi Friedman sees reducing diabetes as a planning and design challenge too.
Living a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for developing diabetes, and Friedman says planning and building communities that promote physical activity will help reduce the instances of diabetes. Read more…