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People who refrain from living in green landscapes are more inclined to life threatening diseases: Study

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According to a study that is to be published in the ‘Journal of Public Health’ suggested that people who refrain from green landscapes for a long period are more inclined to cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes.

The study also has mentions of Hypertension and metabolic syndrome, the important causes of cardiovascular diseases which is a leading cause of death in developing countries.

These conditions are related with a higher hazard for different medical issues. The reasons for these disorders are unpredictable and are identified with hereditary elements, way of life, diet, and natural variables including traffic air pollution, traffic commotion, private lodging, and neighborhood quality.

Sharing some insights from the study, Agne Braziene. the study’s lead author said, “Our research results enable us to say that we should regulate as much as possible the living space for one person in multifamily houses, improve the noise insulation of apartments, and promote the development of green spaces in multifamily houses.”

In the present study, researchers investigated the relation between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and the residential distance to green spaces and major roads with the development of hypertension and some components of metabolic syndrome.

The results indicated that air pollution levels above the median are associated with a higher risk of reduced high-density lipoprotein. Traffic-related exposure was associated with the incidence of hypertension, higher triglyceride level and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, the negative impact of traffic air pollutants was observed only in the participants who lived in multifamily buildings.

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