Good News! Wine Is Healthy…But Only If You Exercise

At the European Society of Cardiology meeting that is currently in progress, those of us who like to engage in a little wine drinking got some good news–but only if we like to exercise, too.

A study presented at the conference titled “In Vino Veritas” (which translates to “In Wine, Truth”) found that those who drank wine regularly (approximately one glass five days a week for women) have healthier hearts than those who do not indulge, as found in previous studies. However, the study determined that those positive effects only applied to participants who also worked out twice a week.

The project’s lead researcher, Miloš Táborský, who is the head of cardiology at the Palacký University Hospital in the Czech Republic, said, “We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people who exercised. Red and white wine produced the same results.” He went on to say, “Our current study shows that the combination of moderate wine drinking plus regular exercise improves markers of atherosclerosis [the buildup of plaque in the arteries], suggesting that this combination is protective against cardiovascular disease.”

It seems if you want to have the health benefits of wine drinking, you also may have to get on the treadmill–although, preferably not at the same time.

(via The Atlantic)

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Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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