Study: Exercise Could Fend Off Some Diseases As Effectively As Medication.

The New York Times (12/11, Reynolds) reports a recent study published in October’s BMJ indicates exercise can combat some of the leading causes of death in the US as effectively as many frequently prescribed drugs. It remains one of the few studies to compare “outcomes in terms of mortality or whether the intervention significantly lessens the chance that someone with a disease will die from it, despite treatment.” Results consistently demonstrated that drugs and exercise produced nearly exactly the same results.

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— “Exercise as Potent Medicine, “Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, December 11, 2013.

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