The NYT comes out with something we’ve known all along

Still it’s nice to get confirmation. The headline reads “Exercise Is Found Not to Affect Depression

Many people are sure that exercise improves their mood, and studies have suggested that exercise is almost as effective as antidepressants in relieving symptoms of depression. But a new study has found that even though people who exercise are less likely to be depressed or anxious, it is probably not because they exercise.

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This does not mean that exercise is useless in alleviating depressive symptoms. “Exercise may still be beneficial for patients being treated for an anxiety or depressive disorder,” said Marleen H. M. de Moor, the lead author of the study and a doctoral student in psychology at VU University Amsterdam. “But we couldn’t find evidence for a causal effect in the population at large.”

Really? Wow? I’m am truly bowled over and amazed at the assertion that exercise doesn’t cure depression, you know, except not. I may be crazy but I’m still rational. This was a scientific study that can finally wipe the board clean of all those wishy washy eat your veggies people who claim that exercise and fish oil cure depression. Of course they don’t. They MAY help to mitigate depression in minute ways.

Big Pharma may be evil and corrupt but I need my Zoloft and you will take it from my cold dead hands.

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