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New research suggests that people who [live / lives] close to the ocean or sea are happier. Researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK say people who live in coastal areas have [best / better] mental health than people who live [inland / landing] . This is for rich people and poor people. The researchers looked [of / at] data from surveys of 25,963 people. The surveys asked people questions about their happiness, lifestyle and [outcome / income] . They found that those who live within one kilometer of the coast [are / be] 22 per cent less likely to [show / appear] any signs of mental health problems. People who lived more than 50 kilometers from the coast had more symptoms of mental health problems. The researchers [fund / found] that poorer people living within sight of the coast were around 40 per cent less [likely / liked] to have mental health symptoms than [them / those] who lived inland.

[Lead / Boss] researcher of the study, doctor Jo Garrett, said: "Our research suggests, for the [first / fast] time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast [experience / experiences] fewer symptoms of mental health disorders." She said the area [long / along] coasts seemed to protect people from experiencing mental health problems. They seemed [to / all] improve people's health and wellbeing. Dr Garrett added: "When it comes to mental health, this protective [cone / zone] could play a useful role in helping to level the playing field between those [on / in] high and low incomes." Another researcher, Dr Mathew White, said: "We need to help policy [bakers / makers] understand how to maximize the wellbeing benefits of 'blue' spaces in towns and cities. We need to [ensure / sure] that access is fair and inclusive for everyone, while not damaging our [fragile / agile] coastal environments."

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