Exercise may help ward off depression, even if you're genetically prone to it
Getting a few hours of exercise a week may reduce the risk of depression, even in people who are genetically prone to the condition, a new study suggests. The authors found that, although certain genes boost a person's risk of depression, increased levels of exercise essentially canceled out this genetic risk. Overall, for every 4 hours of exercise per week (about 35 minutes per day), participants saw a 17% reduction in their chances of experiencing bouts of depression over the next two years.
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