A cohort study of leisure time physical activity and depression.

@article{Mikkelsen2010ACS,
  title={A cohort study of leisure time physical activity and depression.},
  author={Stine Schou Mikkelsen and Janne Schumann Tolstrup and Esben Meulengracht Flachs and Erik Lykke Mortensen and Peter Schnohr and Trine Flensborg-Madsen},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={471-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the role of leisure time physical activity on the risk of developing depression in a large longitudinal setting. METHODS A prospective cohort study was used, comprising three updated measures of leisure time physical activity and covariates and 26 years of follow-up data on 18,146 individuals from the Copenhagen City Heart Study, Denmark. The study population was linked to two Danish hospital registers for information on depression. Data… CONTINUE READING

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