Men and women who rarely or never exercise have higher chances of abusing alcohol than those who exercised frequently, revealed a new study. For the study, researchers surveyed 5,002 African-American men and women and found that those who did not engage in physical activity at all or only occasionally had between 84-88% higher odds of abusing alcohol. The study defined alcohol abuse as drinking that has negative social, professional and/or legal consequences. Study author April Joy Damian of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said, "Because the study was essentially a snapshot that was taken at one point in time, we cannot say that engaging in physical activity would prevent people from developing alcohol use disorder or that alcohol use disorder could be treated with physical activity. Given that alcohol use disorder had a high rate of co-occurrence for depression and anxiety, it merits further study all around, for African Americans as well as others." ‘Alcohol abuse has negative social, professional and/or legal consequences. People who did not engage in physical activity at all or only occasionally had between 84-88% higher odds of abusing alcohol.’ Source: ANI << Negative Anti-Smoking Ads Makes Smokers 'Angry and Defensiv... New Delhi Hospitals Fully Geared Up to Fight Swine Flu Cases... >> Recommended Reading Alcohol Addiction and Women Social drinking amongst women has become a fad. Stop it before it finishes you. READ MORE Alcohol abuse Alcohol abuse READ MORE Scots Kids At Risk From Boozing Parents New statistics by the Scottish Government says that 93,000 Scottish children go through emotional, physical and psychological trauma due to their parents' alcohol abuse in Scotland. READ MORE Alcohol Advertisements Increase Drinking Among Youth in USA There has been a debate whether alcohol advertisements affect alcohol consumption among the youth. READ MORE Alcohol and Driving Alcohol and driving do not mix. Drunken driving is the cause of many deaths in the world. READ MORE Alcoholic Liver Disease Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease. READ MORE Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts There is more to alcohol than mere intoxication. Infamous because of its social abuse but indispensable because of its many industrial applications. READ MORE Cannabis Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy plant with thick sticky flowers called Cannabis Sativa READ MORE Drug Abuse The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or substance abuse. Drug abuse or substance abuse is initiated by various biological and social factors. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Pancreatitis Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas may show up as acute pancreatitis or chronic pain. Alcohol consumption is the main offender. Treatment requires hospitalization and at times surgery. READ MORE Tips to Live Longer Though life is temporary and short, it is possible to maximize the span of our existence by living healthy and savoring every moment of life, read our tips to live longer READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Accident and Trauma Care Post-Nasal Drip Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Alcoholic Liver DiseaseCannabisDrug AbuseDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseAlcohol and DrivingBubbles and Brews - Alcohol FactsTips to Live LongerPancreatitisExercise and FitnessLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!