Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression

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But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add

By Steven Reinberg       HealthDay Reporter        WebMD News from HealthDay
FRIDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) – In the same way that a little wine may be good for the heart, it might also help avoid depression, a Spanish study suggests.

So while drinking a lot of wine or other alcohol may be a sign of depression or other mental health problems, alcohol in moderation may benefit mental health, the study authors contend.

“One drink a day, preferentially wine, may help prevent depression,” said lead researcher Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, chair of the department of preventive medicine and public health at the University of Navarra, in Pamplona.

But several mental health experts not involved with the study had reservations about the findings. And the research only found an association between moderate drinking and emotional…

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