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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Markevych, Iana; Thiering, Elisabeth; Fuertes, Elaine; Sugiri, Dorothea; Berdel, Dietrich; Koletzko, Sibylle; von Berg, Andrea; Bauer, Carl-Peter; Heinrich, Joachim 
Title:
A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of residential greenness on blood pressure in 10-year old children: results from the GINIplus and LISAplus studies. 
Abstract:
According to Ulrich's psychoevolutionary theory, contact with green environments mitigates stress by activating the parasympathetic system, (specifically, by decreasing blood pressure (BP)). Experimental studies have confirmed this biological effect. However, greenness effects on BP have not yet been explored using an observational study design. We assessed whether surrounding residential greenness is associated with BP in 10 year-old German children.Systolic and diastolic BPs were assessed in 1...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Public Health 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
14 
Pages contribution:
477 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Kinderklinik und Poliklinik