Physical Activity Curbs Some Harmful Effects of Drinking Alcohol

Portrait of a young woman drinking a pint of hard cider.Excessive consumption of alcohol causes approximately 88,000 deaths. Too much alcohol also has the immediate effects of increasing the risk of harmful conditions or diseases. However, looks like a little exercise could cut those risks.

Key takeaways:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with different types of cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Physical activity has been indicated to reduce the all-cause mortality risk and cancer associated with alcohol consumption.
  • Hazardous drinkers consume up to 35 units for women and up to 49 units for men, whereas harmful drinkers consumed up to 35 and 49 units for women and men respectively.

–    Just a little moderate activity – like walking regularly – helps to cut the risks of medical problems.

The risk of death increased or decreased depending on the level of physical activity. People were more susceptible to die from cancer as alcohol intake rose from within the recommended limits up to harmful levels and if they failed to meet the minimum recommended levels of 7.5 MET/hour.

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