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Physical Fitness Can Help Prevent Young Adolescents' Depression, Study Finds

Physically fit sixth-graders ?- especially girls -? are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade, according to a study. Even when researchers considered existing symptoms of depression and weight, sixth-grade girls who performed better on a cardiorespiratory fitness test were less likely to feel depressed when they were surveyed again in seventh grade. There was a smaller but similar effect on boys' depression.
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