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Teens who sit too much may be more prone to depression

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Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 2:18 PM EST
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Teens who sit too much may be more prone to depression.

That's according to a new study conducted in the U.K.

Researchers tracked the activity of over 4-thousand adolescents when they were 12, 14, and 16.

Those who were most sedentary were 28% more likely to be depressed by age 18 than their more active peers.

But just one extra hour of light activity a day cut the risk of depression by 10%.

The study was led by researchers at University College London and published in 'The Lancet Psychiatry.'

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