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Association Between Residential Greenness and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

People who live in neighborhoods with moregreenspaces may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of stress, and a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and others.

Yeager, R. et al

Journal of the American Heart Association, 7(24), Dec 2018

Researchers found living in areas with more green vegetation was associated with: lower urinary levels of epinephrine, indicating lower levels of stress; lower urinary levels of F2-isoprostane, indicating better health (less oxidative stress); higher capacity to repair blood vessels.