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How do forests influence human health ?

How do forests influence human health ?

Over one billion people live in, or close to, tropical forests. The health of these people is linked to forests. Furthermore, the medicines that all humans depend on, and the diseases we suffer, are also linked to forests. Research from the Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia, explores the relationship between forests and health in four key areas: forest foods and nutrition; diseases and other health problems; medicinal products; and human culture.

Authors: Colfer, C. J. P.; Shell, D.; Kishl, M.

Topic: forests,health,human activity,foods,medicinal plants

Pages: 2p.

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Publication Year: 2007

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