The Roseto Effect, Explained (Outliers)

The Roseto Effect, Explained (Outliers)

The Roseto effect – what is it? How did a little town named Roseto show the unusual determinants of health?

Doctors tell us that individual actions, such as eating well, drinking less, exercising, and quitting smoking, have a huge impact on our health. For decades, the emphasis of preventative care was on individual choices. A study on the Pennsylvania town of Roseto turned that thinking on its head. Our communities affect our health as much as our individual choices do.