Most of us know that after a night of drinking, a light workout can help ease a hangover. Now, one study suggests that frequent exercise could actually cancel out drinking's negative health effects.
In a report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers at the University of Sydney suggest that physical fitness can eliminate the increased risk of cancer and death that usually comes with alcohol consumption. The study's senior author, associate medical school professor Emmanual Stamatakis, suggests that this data could save lives.
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Stamatakis and his team collected 36,370 health surveys of people aged 40 and older from across England and Scotland and compiled them into three groups according to physical activity levels. The researchers then noted how much alcohol each person consumed and kept tabs on the health of the participants for the next 10 years.