Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Voluntary Exercise Does Not Appear To Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Voluntary physical activity does not appear to cause a reduction in anxiety and depression, but exercise and mood may be associated through a common genetic factor, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In the general population, regular exercise is associated with reduced anxious and depressive symptoms, according to background information in the article.

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