Green and blue areas as predictors of overweight and obesity in an 8‐year follow‐up study

@article{Halonen2014GreenAB,
  title={Green and blue areas as predictors of overweight and obesity in an 8‐year follow‐up study},
  author={Jaana I. Halonen and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Jaana Pentti and Sari Stenholm and Ichiro Kawachi and S. V. Subramanian and Jussi Vahtera},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={22}
}
To longitudinally examine associations between proximity of urban green or blue areas and BMI. 
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