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Green space good for men's health

Published on 17/06/2010
Men who live near green spaces are less likely to die from heart or lung problems, it has been claimed.

Researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow found that living close to green spaces such as parks, playing fields and woodlands in urban areas can have a positive impact on men's health, but not that of women.

For example, men who lived in the greenest areas were ten per cent less likely to suffer a fatal lung problem than those who lived in the least green, however, no such difference was noticeable among females.

Although they did not offer a specific reason for this, the researchers suggested it may be because women spend less time in green spaces than men.

Study co-author Dr Elizabeth Richardson, of the University of Edinburgh's school of geosciences, said: "The study was about measuring any health benefits of green space, so we can't say for certain why we found the difference between men and women.

"We know from other studies that women tend to use green spaces less than men and are less likely to use them for exercise, particularly if the green space doesn't feel safe."

She added that further work was needed to better explain this link.

Lung disease is the second most common illness responsible for emergency admission to hospital with an estimated one million admissions a year in the UK.
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