Cells of people living in greener areas age more slowly, research finds

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Greener neighborhoods can slow ageing process of human cells but effects of environmental racism can erase any benefits

Many studies have shown that people living in greener neighborhoods have several health benefits, including lower levels of stress and cardiovascular disease. But new research indicates that exposure to parks, trees and other green spaces can slow the rates at which our cells age.

The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, found that people who lived in neighborhoods with more green space had longer telomeres, which are associated with longer lives and slower ageing.

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