Review: Exercise May Modestly Alleviate Depressive Symptoms.

Reuters (9/13, Seaman) reports that, according to a review published online Sept. 11 in The Cochrane Library, exercise may help modestly alleviate depressive symptoms. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after examining data from 35 studies.

MedPage Today (9/13, Bankhead) reports that “when compared with no treatment or control interventions, exercise was associated with a treatment effect of -0.62.” While the effect is modest, the study authors “recommended research aimed at identifying specific types of exercise that offer the greatest clinical benefit, as well as the number and duration of exercise sessions associated with the greatest benefit.”

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— “Exercise may help alleviate depression: review, “Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, September 12, 2013.

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