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Keywords: Horticultural therapy, Gardening, Elderly, Mental health, Cognitive functioning, Physical health,. Randomized was a 2.2% increase in the proportion of older persons. aged 65 years and . of pro-inflammatory cytokines [ 20] and lower levels of .. tered to measure both social isolation and social.
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