The topic comes up every few years, do people get fat because of cars? More and more people drive instead of walk or bike to their destinations. This creates a lack of exercise and leads to weight gain. But is it really all because we drive too much?
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois found America's love for vehicles has a 99 percent direct correlation to obesity rates. The study looked at annual vehicle miles per licensed driver from 1985 to 2007. The result? The more we drive, the fatter we get.
But that's just one study. We want to know what you think, are cars really to blame for fatties? Weigh in (literally) on this hot topic by tweeting us your answer, and make sure to include the hashtag #CarFatties--and you'll join the rest of the discussion right here via CoverItLive.