Beer with a Scientist: Can increasing green space improve our health?

Beer with a Scientist: Can increasing green space improve our health?

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center at UofL, will discuss research of the Green Heart Project at the next Beer with a Scientist event. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
When Mar 14, 2018
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St.
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Contact Phone 502-852-4573
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In neighborhoods with poor air quality and many busy streets, residents have a higher risk of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Louisville are studying air quality, innovative landscape design and human health to determine, scientifically, whether planting more trees and adding greenspaces in a neighborhood could increase the health of its residents.

Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., director of the Diabetes and Obesity Center at UofL, will discuss the research, the Green Heart Project, at the next Beer with a Scientist event.

“No one knows whether and to what extent trees and neighborhood greenery affect human health and why,” Bhatnagar said. “This work will tell us how to design a neighborhood that supports human health and whether an increase in the urban greenspaces and vegetation could enhance physical and mental health by decreasing the levels of ambient air pollution.”

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