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City dweller lives longer in a green neighborhood
If you live in a big city and want to live as long as possible, try living in a neighborhood where you have access to green spaces like parks and tree-lined avenues. According to a Japanese study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, your chances of survival are greater in such a neighborhood.
During the studies, 897 study participants died.
The researchers examined whether there was a relationship between the chance of survival and the living environment of the study participants. They also looked at the presence of walkable green spaces in the residential environment. These can be parks, squares surrounded by greenery, avenues and boulevards with trees or parks.
"It is also known that there is an association between higher income and a lower risk of mortality."
"This study showed a significant association between socioeconomic status and longevity. However, it is noteworthy that we found a clear and significant association between walkable green spaces and longevity, even after excluding the influence of socioeconomic conditions on longevity."
"Furthermore, after excluding the influence of a person's baseline functional status, there still was a significant association between walkable green spaces and longevity."