People who don't drink at all and don't exercise had the highest risk of heart disease. People who drink moderately and exercise had a 50% lower risk. Teetotaling exercisers had a 30% decreased risk, as did moderately drinking couch potatoes. "There's an additional protective effect to doing both," says Gronbaek. "That's the new finding." -Time.com
Researchers are very cautious about dispensing information pertaining to the health benefits of alcohol. Here they recommend not considering adding alcohol until you are at least age 45 to 50 years.