Exercise Better than Meds?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    New research suggests that exercising may be just as effective as heart medication for cardiovascular disease and more effective for stroke than stroke medication.

    A new research team of US and UK scientists shows that regular exercise can be just as effective as heart medications and even outperformed some stroke meds. Physical activity can reduce the risk of stroke by up to 27%.   They aren’t proposing that patients necessarily ditch their meds, but add a regular exercise routine to their prescription.  Researchers said that patients need to understandthat meds, in many cases, only provide modest improvement but exercise could yield more profound or sustainable goals.