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Exposure to Greenness and Mortality in a Nationwide Prospective Cohort Study of Women

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A study has found that living in, or near, green areas can help women live longer and improve their mental health.

Researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital  examined more than 108,000 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study – a US nationwide investigation into risk factors for major chronic diseases in women.

They compared risk of death with the amount of plant life and vegetation near the women’s homes and found that women living in the greenest areas had a 12% lower death rate than women living in the least green areas.

For more information, read the study.


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