alcohal may be recipe for longer life
12,000 men and women were involved in this research for 20 years, during which 1,242 died from ischaemic heart disease which suggested that who did not drink or take any exercise had the highest risk of heart disease.
"However, drinking too much starts to outweigh the benefits of alcohol intake and can increase your blood pressure".
"Physical activity has shown greater benefits to heart health and overall health in previous research compared to drinking alcohol".
Alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of heart disease by increasing the levels of "good" cholesterol and possibly thinning the blood.
"Alcohol is a depressant whereas exercise releases mood-enhancing hormones which can benefit quality of life as well as reduce the risk of death." A unit of alcohol is defined as half a pint of normal strength beer, or a single shot of a spirit. A medium-sized glass of wine is two units.
Drink moderate amount of alcohal
Copenhagen's National Institute of Public Health Researcher Professor Morton Gronbaek, from , said: "This study shows that being both physically active and drinking little amount of alcohol is important for lowering the risk of both fatal IHD and death from all causes."
Cardiac nurse, Ellen Mason said, "The combination of little alcohol and exercise is very helpful in reducing the risk of fatal heart disease.