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The possible physical and mental health benefits of access to green space are promoted by a number of bodies. This document summarises the existing evidence, including the following key points:

- Physical and mental illness association with sedentary urban lifestyles are an increasing economic and social cost

- Areas with more accessible green space are associated with better mental and physical health

- Risk of mortality by cardiovascular disease is lower in residential areas with higher levels of 'greenness'

- Exposure to nature could be used as treatment for some conditions

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