Cardiovascular fitness and depression


Professor Georg Kuhn talks to Dr Steven Moylan about his recently published study into cardiovascular fitness and its link with the development of depression.


Date published: 7 September 2012

Presenter: Dr Steven Moylan

Interviewee: Professor Georg Kuhn

Audio running time: 15 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the association between cardiovascular fitness and risk of depression later in life


  • the change in this association over time


  • the mechanisms that may underpin this association


  • the difference between cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength in relation to risk of depression.


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