ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN URBAN NATURE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK

Grant number: 1121035 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia. Urban nature (e.g. greenness, water, species diversity) is likely to protect against CVD, yet researchers lack knowledge about how this occurs. This project will develop new methods to measure urban nature and examine the relationships with different CVD risk factors (e.g. physical activity, air quality). The results of this project will inform urban planning policy, and help to create healthy cities that reduce CVD.

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