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Depression

14 November 2011

Insufficient exercise tied to depression

Women who exercised frequently and didn't watch much TV were least likely be diagnosed with depression, in a new study of middle-aged Americans.

Women who exercised frequently and didn't watch much TV were least likely be diagnosed with depression, in a new study of middle-aged Americans.

The study can't prove that watching too much TV and avoiding exercise causes depression. But more time spent off the couch and being active could boost self-esteem and women's sense of control, as well as endorphins in their blood, researchers wrote in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

 

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