Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

Primary schoolchildren who have been raised in homes surrounded by more greenspace tend to present with larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas of the brain. Those anatomic differences are in turn associated with beneficial effects on cognitive function. This is the main conclusion of a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives and led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the ?la Caixa? Foundation, in collaboration with the Hospital del Mar (Spain) and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (UCLA FSPH).

https://ph.ucla.edu/news/press-release/2018/feb/being-raised-greener-neighborhoods-may-have-beneficial-effects-brain

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