Dr Karmel said, “Our findings strongly suggest that, when it comes to depression, genes are not destiny and that being physically active has the potential to neutralise the added risk of future episodes in individuals who are genetically vulnerable.”
Over two years, researchers cross-referenced this information with patient health records and spotted those diagnosed with depression.
Results published in the Depression and Anxiety journal showed people with a higher genetic risk were 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression.
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When people in this group exercised they were 17 percent less likely to get depression than adults who were at low genetic risk but didn’t exercise.
Those with the highest genetic risk score were 12 percent less likely to develop depression if they exercised, and those with the lower scores were 38 percent less likely.
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