Exercise May Effectively Treat Depression but not in Women

A new study from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor finds that physical exercise may effectively treat depression in men but not in women.Exercise May Effectively Treat Depression but not in Women

For the study, the researchers examined the exercise and sleep patterns of 1,100 people studying at Beijing University in China. The analysis of the received data showed that 43% if female participants had depressive symptoms compared with 37% of male participants.

Researchers say that more studies needed with more people from other countries to check if the results can be applied globally.

Dr. Michael Craig Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School explained in earlier study: “In people who are depressed, neuroscientists have noticed that the hippocampus in the brain — the region that helps regulate mood — is smaller. Exercise supports nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, improving nerve cell connections, which helps relieve depression.”


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