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Green space environments help lower risk of diabetes

Green spaces include parks and other open areas that may encourage active lifestyles, explain the authors of a new study. The results of an earlier release from the study found that people 45 years and over who lived in areas with more than 20% green space within a 1 kilometer (3,280 feet or 0.6 mile) radius of their homes were significantly more likely to walk and participate in moderate-to-vigorous physical activities (British Journal of Sports Medicine, April 2013). They were curious to find out if access to green spaces was associated with a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

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