Living Near Restaurants Makes You Fatter
Sadly, walking to the fast food place doesn't help
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2010 1:22 PM CDT
A new study finds a correlation between high body mass index and nearby restaurants.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – Move away from the cupcake shop. No, literally, move away. A new study found that—for women, at least—the more restaurants within a five-minute walk from your home, the more likely you are to be heavy, the Wall Street Journal reports. That’s right: Just because you can walk to the pizza joint doesn’t mean you’re canceling out the calories you consume there.