Resource Author: Feng, Xiaoqi

Greener neighbourhoods, slimmer people? Evidence from 246 920 Australians

Astell-Burt, T., Feng, X. and Kolt, G.S., 2014. Greener neighborhoods, slimmer people? Evidence from 246 920 Australians. International journal of obesity, 38(1), pp.156-159.   Abstract Although there is growing consensus that population-level improvements in cardiovascular health depend upon environments that promote healthy lifestyles, evidence to support large-scale investments in neighborhood greenery to tackle obesity is inconsistent and …

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Urban green space, tree canopy and 11-year risk of dementia in a cohort of 109,688 Australians

Highlights •Incidence of dementia was tracked over 11 years among 109,688 adults. •Prescription, hospitalisation and death data was used for triangulation. •Associations were tested with total green space, trees and open grass. •Lower prescription rates for dementia in disadvantaged communities. •More tree canopy, but not more open grass, lowered dementia risk. Abstract Introduction Urban greening …

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Reaping the Benefits of Green Space

Exciting times are afoot. There appears to be increasing recognition that contact with nature can yield a range of health benefits. Major efforts are underway to improve access to discrete green spaces…

URBAN GREENING FOR HEALTHIER AGEING: GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE AND HOW WE CAN PLUG THEM TOGETHER

Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt and Dr Xiaoqi Feng Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab (PowerLab) School of Health and Society, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong Abstract Green space is increasingly prominent in public health research, but many important details remain unknown. In this presentation, we outline the state of evidence on green space …

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