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Regular news: Issue 605 21 Sep 2012

Free bus passes for over-60s improving nation's health, say researchers

Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.

 

Researchers from Imperial College London identified from UK National Travel Survey data that people from all socio-economic groups with a bus pass are more likely to walk frequently. Previous research suggested that 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise is associated with a 12 per cent lower risk of death is people over...

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