Areas with more green space show lower diabetes rates

09/13/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in Diabetes Care found the rate of type 2 diabetes was 9.1% among people who live in areas with 20% or less green space, compared with 8% for those whose communities have at least 40% green space. "Promoting access to nature is an important preventive health tool for addressing the type 2 diabetes epidemic, regardless of a person's economic circumstances," researchers noted.

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