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Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes
Date:1/22/2013

sses affect recovery from trauma.

"But minimally, [the findings] appear to mean that in car crashes, size does matter, because it affects outcome. How, why and what we can do about it now become the important questions," Katz said.

Although the study found an association between obesity and death rates in car crashes, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship.

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For more about obesity, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Thomas Rice, Ph.D., research epidemiologist, Safe Transportation Research & Education Center, University of California, Berkeley; David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director, Yale University Prevention Research Center, New Haven, Conn.; Jan. 21, 2013, Emergency Medicine Journal, online


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