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Green Neighbourhoods Lead to Higher Birth Weights: Study

The University of British Columbia – September 04, 2014

Green Neighbourhoods Lead to Higher Birth Weights: Study Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other types of green space are more likely to deliver babies at full term with higher birth weights, says new research from the University of British Columbia and Oregon State University. The study looked at over 64,000 births and found that severe pre-term births were 20 per cent lower and moderate pre-term births were 13 per cent lower for infants whose mothers lived in greener neighbourhoods. They also found that fewer infants from greener neighbourhoods were considered small for their gestational age. Babies from neighbourhoods with more green space…
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