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A study of 9,354 children from 62 schools in northeastern China found that attending a school with higher levels of greenness was associated with lower blood pressure. The beneficial effects were stronger for overweight or obese children.

Xiao, Xiang, Bo-Yi Yang, Li-Wen Hu, Iana Markevych, Michael S. Bloom, Shyamali C. Dharmage, Bin Jalaludin, et al. “Greenness around Schools Associated with Lower Risk of Hypertension among Children: Findings from the Seven Northeastern Cities Study in China.” Environmental Pollution 256 (2020): 113422. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113422

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