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Sedentary behavior may boost depression risk in teens

A study in The Lancet Psychiatry correlated every additional hour of sedentary behavior daily at ages 12, 14 and 16 to 11%, 8% and 10.5% higher depression scores at age 18, respectively. The findings, based on data involving 4,257 youths, also linked elevated sedentary behavior at all ages to a little over 28% increase in depression scores at age 18.

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