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Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

2 October 2013 Last updated at 07:48 BST

Exercise could be just as effective as drug treatments for some patients suffering from heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers say in some cases physical activity in tandem with prescribed drugs could be a viable alternative to medication alone, but they warn more investigation is needed.

Dominic Hughes reports.