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Phenotype participates in the conference "Health and Natural Spaces' in La Pedrera

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Phenotype participates in the conference

Next 22nd and 23rd September the conference "Health and Natural Areas" will be held in the auditorium of La Pedrera with the intention to present experiences and studies worldwide that position natural areas (old forests, spaces high biodiversity, ...) as generators of wellness in various diseases.

CREAL will be present due to the presence of Dr. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen that will talk about Phenotype. It is a study that analyzes the positive health effects of outdoor populations from different regions of Europe.

The project is in its third year and the main fieldwork has been completed and the results are analysed. Two papers showing the beneficial effects of green spaces on birth weight, and how they are modulated by socioeconomic status, have been published, and further papers showing the benefits of green spaces on neural development, obesity and asthma are in preparation.

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