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Got The Blues? Drink a Glass of Red Wine

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If you frequent AMOG, or like to get your drink on, then you should be aware that red wine has plenty of health benefits. Never heard of this before? Well, trust us. It’s true. Red wine can be beneficial for your heart or even against the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. But, one recent study from Spain claims that red wine can help in preventing depression.

“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.

This sounds too good to be true, right? How can red wine prevent depression?

“Depression and heart disease seem to share some common mechanisms because they share many similar protective factors and risk factors,” Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez said. Of course, this doesn’t mean that everyone should start drinking a bottle a day. But, in moderation, it could be a promising development.

The report was published Aug. 30 in the online journal BMC Medicine after researchers followed more than 5,500 light-to-moderate drinkers in Spain for up to seven years during a study on nutrition and cardiovascular health, and were between 55 and 80 years old. None of the participants previously had depression, or known to have drinking problems, at the start of the study.

At the conclusion of the study, it was found that people who drank two to seven small glasses of wine each week were 30 percent less likely to develop depression, compared with those who didn’t drink at all.

If there are any researchers out there looking for participants for future studies regarding red wine, or alcohol in general, drop us a line. We’d be more than willing to assist in your research.

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