Relation between clinical depression risk and physical activity and time spent watching television in older women: a 10-year prospective follow-up study.

@article{Lucas2011RelationBC,
  title={Relation between clinical depression risk and physical activity and time spent watching television in older women: a 10-year prospective follow-up study.},
  author={Michel Lucas and Rania A. Mekary and An Pan and Fariba Mirzaei and Eilis J O'reilly and Walter C Willett and Karestan Koenen and Olivia Ifeoma Okereke and Alberto A Ascherio},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 9},
  pages={1017-27}
}
Although physical activity (PA) has been inversely associated with depressive symptoms, it is not clear whether regular PA and television watching are associated with clinical depression risk. The authors conducted a prospective analysis involving 49,821 US women from the Nurses' Health Study who were free from depressive symptoms at baseline (1996). Information on PA was obtained from validated questionnaires completed in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000; analyses were conducted using the… CONTINUE READING