Harvard Heart Letter
More trees, fewer heart risks?
Research we’re watching Living in a leafy, green neighborhood may lead to lower levels of some telltale markers for heart disease and stroke, new research suggests. During the five-year study, researchers collected blood and urine samples from 408 people recruited from a cardiology clinic in Louisville, Ky. The researchers also estimated green space exposure using satellite imagery that showed the vegetation density in each of the participants’ neighborhoods.