Sunday, January 8, 2012
BlogDare 2012: Day 8
Today's Topic: Too Much Television...
Recently I read an article about how too much television and little exercise can be tied to depression in older women.
According to an article published in The American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found that women who reported exercising were 20% less likely to get depression than those who don't... but the more often they watch television the higher their risk was to get depression.
The study included 50,000 women over a period of 8 years (1992-2000). The participants were required to record the amount of time they spent watching tv, walking running or swimming during that time frame. They were also required to report any new diagnosis of clinical depression and medication to treat it.
The researcher did state that it is possible that some women were expressing some signs of depression before they were diagnosed, which caused them to stop exercising.
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