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Urban greenness and mortality in Canada's largest cities: a national cohort study

The findings from this study showed that living in urban areas characterised by increased amounts of greenness appears to reduce the risk of mortality from several common causes of death.

Crouse, DL et al

The Lancet Planetary Health, 1(7), Oct. 2017, pp. e289-e297

Significant decreased risks of mortality in the range of 8–12% from all causes of death examined with increased greenness around participants’ residence. Greenness associations were more protective among men than women and among individuals with higher incomes and more education.