Study links neighborhood greenness to reduction in chronic diseases

Posted by on April 21, 2016 9:13 pm
Categories: Science

Higher levels of greenness (trees, park space and other vegetation) in neighborhoods is linked with significantly lower chronic illnesses, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, public health researchers has shown. The findings were based on 250,000 Medicare recipients age 65 and vegetation presence measured by NASA satellite imagery.

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