Exercise may help alleviate depression: review

September 12, 2013 7:44 PM

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Exercise may help alleviate depression: review

Researchers who analyzed data from previous studies found people who exercised experienced a "moderate" reduction in their depressive symptoms compared to those who did other activities, such as using relaxation techniques, or received no treatment.

"This review provides some additional evidence that there may be some benefit (to exercise)," Dr. Gillian Mead, the study's senior author from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, told Reuters Health.

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