A study done at the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain, has provided further evidence that ingestion of moderate amounts of wine on a regular basis can have beneficial effects on our health.
In the same way that small amounts of wine may be good for the heart, it appears that one glass of wine a day can help prevent depression.
A variety of studies have already shown that resveratrol, a substance found in red wine, can protect against aging, heart disease and several types of cancers – e.g., melanoma and prostate cancer.
In the Spanish study the researchers evaluated more than 5500 light-to-moderate drinkers, comparing them to nondrinkers for as long as seven years.
Participants who consumed up to seven glasses of wine per week were least likely to suffer depression.
Advising patients to drink small amounts of wine on a regular basis can be a somewhat delicate issue.However, it certainly appears that it can have substantial health benefits.