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Sixty seconds on . . . gardening

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 24 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2925
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Is someone leading us up the garden path?

You may scoff, but a new UK report ( has found that putting the rake and secateurs to use improves mental and physical health at all ages.

Who wrote the report?

It’s by the well respected think tank the King’s Fund, which usually concerns itself with thornier issues such as the NHS deficit and health policy.

OK, show me this evidence

The report admits that few randomised controlled trials have looked at gardening, but it’s hard …

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