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Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found. 

In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were exercising one to two hours a week.

The research, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, also showed that 12 per cent of depression cases could have been prevented by a small amount of regular exercise.

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