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Practitioner 2008;252(1708):11

Regular exercise associated with better mental health

23 Jul 2008Pais-up subscribers

The findings of this study are consistent with the evidence from randomised controlled trials that exercise may be effective in the short term as a treatment for mild to moderate depression. However, this is a cross-sectional study and cannot therefore indicate the direction of causation. The results may simply reflect the fact that depressed patients are less motivated and exercise less.

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