Superfund Research Program
Environmental Exposure and Cardiometabolic Disease
Center Director: Sanjay Srivastava
Grant Number: P42ES023716
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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Greener neighborhoods linked to better heart health
Paper of the Month - February 2019
Living in green neighborhoods may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by decreasing the body's stress and boosting its ability to repair blood vessels, according to a new study by NIEHS grantees. Previous studies linking lower risk of cardiovascular disease with green spaces mainly relied on subjective questionnaires. This study is the first to provide direct evidence of physiological changes in people associated with living in green spaces.
Greenness may promote heart health
Environmental Factor - January 2019
Living in green neighborhoods could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in susceptible individuals by decreasing the body's stress and boosting its ability to repair blood vessels, according to new research funded by NIEHS.