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People With Depression May Not Reap Full Benefits of Physical Activity or Alcohol Light Consumption

(4/1/2013)

People With Depression May Not Reap Full Benefits of Physical Activity or Light Alcohol Consumption, Study Suggests
Science Daily
March 26, 2013

Depression may inhibit the anti-inflammatory effects typically associated with physical activity and light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.  "Our findings suggest depression not only directly affects an individual's mental and physical health; it might also diminish the health benefits of physical activities and moderate alcohol consumption," said lead author Edward C. Suarez, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke Medicine. "This appears to be specific to inflammation, which we know increases the risk for heart disease, so our findings suggest that depression could be a complicating risk factor."

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130326121745.htm

 


Keywords: depression, benefits, physical, activity, alcohol, consumption



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