Active, physically fit men and women are more than twice as likely to be moderate or heavy drinkers compared to people who are out of shape, according to a recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Researchers studied over 40,000 adults participating in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, evaluating cardiovascular health and its effect on many medical conditions and behaviors. All participants completed treadmill tests so researchers could assess their aerobic fitness. The fittest men and women were twice as likely to be moderate drinkers, defined as having up to seven drinks per week for women and up to 14 for men. Fit individuals were also more likely to be heavy drinkers than those who were less physically fit.
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