Facebook interests may signal obesity rates, study finds

04/25/2013 | Time.com

A study in PLoS ONE showed that geographic regions with a higher percentage of Facebook users who favored healthy and active lifestyles had lower obesity rates, while regions with a large number of users who listed television-related interests on the site had greater obesity levels. "Definitely in public health [Facebook] is a great source for identifying where we should target public health interventions," said study author Rumi Chunara.

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