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Study finds greenery is good for you

posted by Chris Hastie on Nov 11 2008 11:28

The study, published in The Lancet, looked at the incidence of mortality in pre-retirement people in England from various causes between 2001 and 2005. It compared these data with data relating to the incidence of green space and the social deprivation of the areas in which deaths occurred.

It is well established that people on higher incomes are less likely to die prematurely than those on lower incomes. The researchers in this study have found that this inequality is less pronounced in areas with a high proportion of green space. The difference is particularly noticeable for circulatory diseases. The probable reasons for this are suggested as increased exercise, or reduced stress.

The article can be found in the Lancet

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