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Association between urban green space and the risk of cardiovascular disease: A longitudinal study in seven Korean metropolitan areas

This study suggests that residing in metropolatin areas with moregreenspace may lead to reduced risk of CVD. These findings upport the importance of urban planning policies that increasegreenspace and green infrastructure.

Seo, S; et al

Environment International, Vol. 125, April 2019, pp. 51-57

Study participants residing in areas with greatergreenspace coverage had a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), total stroke, and ischemic stroke, but not hemorrhagic stroke. For CVD risk the trend was found to hold true upon stratification by age, sex, household income, and pre-existing disease.