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Exercise could boost brain’s natural antidepressant

Exercise seems to increase the production of naturally occurring brain chemical with antidepressant effects in mice, researchers reported
They focused on a brain region known as the hippocampus, which has been implicated in mood regulation and in the brain’s response to antidepressant medication.

Reasons for the benefit have not been clear.

Via: Reuters Health- Nature Medicine, online December 2, 2007.

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