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Reuters reports UB research on the higher risk of dying in a car crash for the obese

Published February 4, 2014

A Reuters article reports on research by Dietrich Jehle, professor and vice chair of emergency medicine, that showed that obese drivers may be at a strikingly higher risk of dying in a car crash than normal-weight drivers because they frequently fail to buckle their seatbelts. “Cars should be designed so it’s easier to put a seatbelt on if you’re obese,” he said. The article appeared in news outlets that include the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, WTBX-FM in Minnesota, Yahoo! News, Orlando Sentinel, Global Post and Fox News.

Read more:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/30/us-waistlines-expand-idUSBREA0T1Y620140130

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-rt-us-waistlines-expand-20140130,0,4746334.story

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/sns-rt-us-waistlines-expand-20140130,0,4100171.story

http://wtbx.com/news/articles/2014/jan/30/as-us-waistlines-expand-seatbelt-use-falls/

http://news.yahoo.com/u-waistlines-expand-seatbelt-falls-220108446.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/sns-rt-us-waistlines-expand-20140130,0,7256253.story

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140130/us-waistlines-expand-seatbelt-use-falls

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/01/31/as-us-waistlines-expand-seatbelt-use-falls/

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