Study: Neighborhood can impact individual health

October 19, 2011 2:11:32 PM PDT
Does where you live really have an impact on your health?

An unusual social experiment by the federal government offers compelling evidence that it does.

The study offered thousands of poor women in big city public housing, a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods. Ten years later, the women who moved had lower rates of diabetes and extreme obesity.

The differences are considered proof.