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Commutes on foot or bicycle tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke

LONDON: Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests. Researchers in the UK examined data on 187,281 regular commuters and 171,498 adults who didn’t routinely travel to work. About two-thirds of the commuters relied exclusively on a car to get to work. After an average follow-up period of seven years, commuters who walked, rode a bike or took public transit at least part of…