Exercise may not reduce depression risk, researchers say

October 15, 2014 2:37 PM

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A new study has debunked the popular belief that physical activity can help reduce the risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, stating there is no link between the two factors.

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that causes symptoms such as feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, insomnia, guilt, and thoughts of suicide, among others. Depression affects about 9 percent of Americans, with 3.4 percent suffering from severe depression.

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