People living in relatively green environments feel healthier. A current study now confirms they actually are healthier. More green space in living environments results in fewer visits to the doctor with complaints such as depression, diabetes, COPD and dizziness. Benefits are especially pronounced among people from lower socio-economic bands, children and the elderly, according to researcher Jolanda Maas. Maas will be presenting her doctoral thesis on research into ‘Vitamin G’ and the health benefits of green space on February 20th at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands.