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Wine may help protect against depression.

Moderate wine drinking may lower your risk of depression, according to a study published Aug. 20, 2013 in BMC Medicine. The study followed more than 5,500 adults aged 55 to 80 for up to seven years. The participants had never suffered from depression or had any alcohol-related problems. Their alcohol consumption, mental health, and lifestyles were assessed and analyzed, revealing that those who drank moderate amounts of wine each week were less likely to suffer from depression than those who either abstained or were heavy imbibers. The lowest rate of depression was seen in the group of participants who drank two to seven small glasses of wine per week.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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