health Growing as a child with access to green areas is beneficial to mental health as an adult. It shows a Danish study with 900,000 participants, the Psychologist writes.
The research group published its results in the PNAS magazine. The study notes that those who grew up in urban areas with the least access to green areas had more than 55 per cent greater risk of developing mental illnesses in adulthood, regardless of other known risk factors, from those who remained close to nature during upbringing .
The study did not answer why there is a connection between gross and mental health as an adult. However, researchers still believe that there are reasons for urban planners to increase access to green spaces in cities, in order to contribute to better mental health at the global level.