Scientists: exercise does not reduce the risk of depression

Scientists have proven that physical exercise have no effect on reducing the risk of developing depression. Depression is a mental state associated with apathy, lack of motivation to action, reduced mood. Previously, some scientists believed physical activity one of the best means for the prevention of mental disorders, however, the current research refutes these data, according to Science World Report.

Experts from the University of Cambridge as part of the valuation of these people have not found a connection between depression and the presence or absence of physical exercise. All researchers examined 736 people. The study lasted five years (2005 to 2010) and examined the dynamic changes in the human psyche.

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According to the results it was found that exercise does not affect the risk of developing depression. Note, the research addressed exclusively to adolescents, and in adults the data may differ from those received.

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