Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Living within 100 metres of a park as a child slashes the risk of asthma as an adult by up to 71%

lake boat rocking gently @ bishan-amk park

Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma in adulthood, a study has found.

Those who lived within 100 metres of 'green spaces' as children are up to 71% less likely to develop the characteristic asthma symptom wheezing.

And researchers discovered they were also less likely to develop breathlessness, coughs that woke them up or late-onset asthma.

Green spaces, like parks and public gardens, are thought to offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6183901/Growing-near-park-cuts-persons-risk-developing-asthma.html

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