When children grow in green environments, they must have a lower risk of developing less-than-expected mental disorders at least 55 percent. – Photo: Pixabay
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55% of children who grow up in the green environment have an approximate risk mental disorders Later in life, when it was finished as a result of a new investigation Aarhus University, Denmark, In the future, it emphasizes the need to design green and healthy cities. The population of the population is growing and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 450 million people worldwide suffer mental disorder; the number is expected to increase.
Now, according to satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers University of Aarhus They have mapped the presence of green areas around nearly $ 1 million in households and have compared these data in the development of the 16 different mental disorders.
The research published on Monday at National Academy of Sciences shows that there is a risk of developing 55 per cent of children surrounded by large numbers of green spaces in childhood. mental disorder, even after adapting to other known risk factors, such as socioeconomic status, urbanization and family history mental disorders
Our data is unique. Some data, we have used a lot of data from Danish records in residential and diagnostic diseases, and compare with satellite imagery, as the green space of each person grows, "stressed Kristine Engemann, Director of the Postdoctoral Department of Biosciences and Director of the National Research Center at Aarhus University du.
Researchers know, for example, noise, air pollution, infections and poor socioeconomic condition They increase the risk of developing a mental disorder. Conversely, other studies show that they have the highest number green areas creates local social cohesion and increases the level of activity of individuals and children can improve their cognitive development. These are all factors that can affect people's mental health.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ACCESS ADVANTAGES
With our set of data, we show that the risk of developing a mental disorder is gradually decreasing by 10 years from the birthplace of green areas. Therefore, green space in childhood is very important, "explains Kristine Engemann.
The researchers developed the data when they adapted to other well-known factors mental disorderTheir discoveries show a close relationship between green spaces, cities and life mental disorders. "It is a growing decision that natural environments have a more important role in mental health, and our analysis is important, so we can better understand the importance of citizens," says Engemann.
This knowledge has important implications for sustainable urban planning, that is, the proportion of urban population is growing. "The connection between mental health and local green areas is something more to be considered in the urbanization Greener and healthier cities and urban mental health improvement in the future, "advises Professor Jens-Christian Svenning from the Bioscience Department of Aarhus University.