People who drink a glass of wine a day have a lower risk of depression than tee-totallers

Mail Online | 4/26/2019 | Mia De Graaf Health Editor For Dailymail.com
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People who drink a glass of wine a day appeared to have a lower risk of depression than tee-totallers in a new study.

Researchers in Sweden tracked the lifestyle habits of more than 5,000 people from 1998 to 2010.

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They found the people with the best mental health drank up to 14 units of alcohol a week - the equivalent of 10 pints of beer, and a little less than 10 glasses of wine.

Those who never drank alcohol had a 70-percent higher risk of depression, and hazardous binge-drinkers were 80 percent more likely to suffer.

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While alcohol - particularly excessive drinking - is a risk factor for depression, plenty of studies have shown there can be a sweet spot.

Indeed, in all but one of the Blue Zones - the seven places in the world with the best health and longest life expectancy - most people have a drink a day.

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