Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark, emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

A larger and larger share of the world’s population now lives in cities and WHO estimates that more than 450 millions of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder. A number that is expected to increase.

Now, based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University have mapped the presence of green space around the childhood homes of almost one million Danes and compared this data with the risk of developing one of 16 different mental disorders later in life.

The study, which is published today in the Journal PNAS, shows that children surrounded by the high amounts of green space in childhood have up to a 55% lower risk of developing a mental disorder — even after adjusting for other known risk factors such as socio-economic status, urbanization, and the family history of mental disorders….

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226112426.htm

It was the fed’s Great Ripoff that forced a mass migration from the countryside into the cities.   This is just one more example of the toxicity of the private central bank/fractional reserve monetary system.

Milton Friedman on the Origins of the Great Ripoff

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