Lancet Article - cycling and walking could save the NHS Billions
If people cycled and walked more the NHS could save £17billion within 20 years.
A Lancet report explores the potential effect of increased walking and cycling in urban England and Wales on costs to the NHS for seven diseases that are associated with physical inactivity. The diseases are type 2 diabetes, dementia, cerebrovascular disease, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, depression, and ischaemic heart disease.
The article says that increased walking and cycling in urban areas and reduced use of private cars could have positive effects on many health outcomes.
Any saving included an adjustment for an increased risk of road traffic injuries.
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