News You Can Use: A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps Depression Away

Those who drink between two and seven small glasses of wine per
week are on average 32 percent less likely to develop depression, researchers
found. Heavy drinking has been repeatedly linked to mental health problems as
well as physical illness, but some studies have already suggested that a
moderate alcohol intake could be healthy. Studies have suggested that a regular
and modest wine intake could lower the risk of coronary heart disease, and
experts believe there could be a similar benefit for depression because the
conditions have some of the same mechanisms. Non-alcoholic compounds in wine
such as resveratrol, which have been linked to physical health, are also
thought to have a protective effect on some regions of the brain.
 Researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain studied the health of
more than 5,500 light-to-moderate drinkers aged 55 to 80, most of whom were
wine drinkers.

Source/more: The Telegraph 

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