Exercise May Cut Alcohol Health Risks

woman excercisingHeavy drinking increases the risk of death by about 31 to 54 percent and increases the risk of several types of cancer. However, regular exercise may cut those health risks, a new study reveals.

Key takeaways:

  • A new study indicates that exercise may reduce the risk of death associated with excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Occasional consumption of alcohol helps to protect against death from heart disease when people got the recommended amount of exercise.
  • Physical activity is also linked to the lower risk of colon and breast cancer.

The study emphasizes the role exercise can play in health, even if people engage in unhealthy behaviors, the researchers write.

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