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Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise decreased.
Now researchers are exploring whether increased physical activity could help reduce alcohol and drug misuse long after social restrictions have lifted.
A research team, co-led by Professor of Health Services Research, Professor Adrian Taylor, recently carried out two reviews of existing studies, which showed that little data was available and more work was needed to understand the links between physical activity and its effects on alcohol and drug use.
By understanding the evidence already available, the researchers are able to take the next steps towards creating evidence for the...Read more