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Could A Daily Dose Of Red Wine Reduce One's Risk Of Depression?
FORBES ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Alice G. Walton

Posted on 08/31/2013 8:44:28 PM PDT by Innovative

An enticing new study from BMC Medicine reports that people over 55 who drink a little alcohol, averaging about a glass – generally of wine – per day, are less likely to be clinically depressed than those who drink more and those who don’t drink at all.

It turned out that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption was linked to reduced risk of depression: People who drank between two and seven glasses of wine per week seemed to derive the greatest benefit, having a third the risk of being depressed as people who did not drink.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: alcohol; depression; health; medicine; wine
Alcohol/wine is good for you.

Chocolate is good for you.

Life is good!

I think the main message is that everything in moderation is good for you.

1 posted on 08/31/2013 8:44:28 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Depending on the size of the dose you just might not care if you are depressed, at least until the next dose.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 8:46:05 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Innovative
I've been working on this questions for over half a century. My tentative answer at this juncture is that wine is indeed prophylactic against depression. I would hasten to add, however, that Single Malt Scotch, particularly the heavily peated variety produced on the Atlantic shores of Islay, works as a guarantor of increased verve, vigor, and vitality.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 08/31/2013 8:56:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Innovative

Trying to tease out the causalities can be tricky. It might be that those with a cheerier world view might prefer the wine, rather than the wine promoting the cheerier world view. Also, depression medications generally come with warnings against alcohol consumption.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 8:56:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Innovative

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...

> And those who don’t and are always
> Seen with a bottle of water in their hand.
>
> As Ben Franklin said:
> In wine there is wisdom,
> In beer there is freedom,
> In water there is bacteria.
>
> In a number of carefully controlled trials,
> Scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
> One litre of water each day,
> At the end of the year we would have absorbed
> More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli , (E. Coli) - bacteria
> Found in faeces.
> In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poo..
>
> However,
> We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
> (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) ,
> Because alcohol has to go through a purification process
> Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.
>
> Remember:
> Water = Poo,
> Wine = Health.
> Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid,
> Than to drink water and be full of shit.
>
> There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:
> I’m doing it as a public service!


5 posted on 08/31/2013 8:57:58 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: airborne

Did this come from Uncyclopedia or sumfin? (The content free reference.)

Benjamin Franklin died before Louis Pasteur identified bacteria, I believe.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 8:59:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Innovative

I guess Neil Diamond/UB40 were onto something.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 9:02:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Innovative
Here's a fine wine that is certain to cure depression:

Thunderbird

What's the word? Thunderbird!
What's the price? Thirty twice.

When you're feeling low,
It makes you want to go, go, go!
When you're feeling sad,
It makes you feel so glad.

Have you heard?
What's the word? Thunderbird!

It makes you want to fly, fly, fly
In the sky, sky, sky.
You go high, high, high,
And you cry, "my, my, my!"

Have you heard?
What's the word? Thunderbird!

Just one sip of that Thunderbird
Drives your blues away.
You dig that word, you dig that bird,
And you'll be happy all the day.

Hey, hey, hey!
Ain't it a lovely day!
Feel so good,
Just the way I should.

Have you heard?
What's the word? Thunderbird!

8 posted on 08/31/2013 9:09:23 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I prefer the ZZ Top version.


9 posted on 08/31/2013 9:10:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Just an e-mail from a wine lover.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 9:16:19 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

If true, I know people who should be free of depression for a couple of thousand years.


11 posted on 08/31/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Innovative

My daily dose of wine use to be 1 1/2 liters. Moderation. Wait, what?


12 posted on 08/31/2013 9:24:46 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Mastador1
Depending on the size of the dose you just might not care if you are depressed, at least until the next dose.

A glass a day? I have some very large glasses.

However, I don't drink but haven't noticed that I've been depressed at all.

13 posted on 08/31/2013 9:28:32 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It’s worth a try!


14 posted on 08/31/2013 9:37:51 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Innovative
"It's tobacco! It's one of the healthiest things for your body."
15 posted on 08/31/2013 9:38:08 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Innovative

16 posted on 08/31/2013 9:44:00 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Hey, it can’t hurt!


17 posted on 08/31/2013 9:45:57 PM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: Innovative

I double up to make sure.


18 posted on 08/31/2013 10:14:48 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Innovative
"Alcohol/wine is good for you.

Chocolate is good for you."

You forgot sex?

19 posted on 08/31/2013 10:22:50 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Innovative
Could A Daily Dose Of Red Wine Reduce One's Risk Of Depression?

Cherry wine is red.

20 posted on 08/31/2013 10:23:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Innovative

I make enough red wine every summer to equal a 21 oz serving every day. I don’t miss my serving very often. It makes me a happy camper.


21 posted on 08/31/2013 10:27:47 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: Innovative
White wine can also cure depression.
22 posted on 08/31/2013 10:28:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator
I prefer the ZZ Top version.

Those cats rock!

23 posted on 08/31/2013 10:29:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Innovative
Write the authors, the study’s cohort “includes an older, traditional Spanish Mediterranean population, that consumed chiefly wine, and mainly in a context of socialization with family or friends.” Enjoying a rich social life has been well illustrated to reduced depression risk, and could easily influence the results seen here.

It is hard for me to believe that one glass of wine per day would have much effect on depression. It is easy for me to believe that daily socializing with friends would have a big effect on depression.

24 posted on 08/31/2013 10:29:49 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TruthWillWin

I’ve been told it’s just good for me. Not sure that had anything to do with health.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 12:27:31 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Graybeard58
as you said:
26 posted on 09/01/2013 12:32:51 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: airborne

LOL

Stealing....co-opting


27 posted on 09/01/2013 12:38:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Innovative

Too much wine gives me a nasty headache. I guess that says something about what wine does in small doses when we don’t notice its true effects.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 2:30:25 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Innovative

My mother asked her doctor about a prescription for anti-anxiety medication, and her doctor said, “You’re a strong woman; you can just have wine!”


29 posted on 09/01/2013 3:20:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Innovative

Whenever I limit my diet to caffeine, protein, and alcohol, I lose weight and I feel better. Right now I’m enjoying what I call my chicken-and-vodka diet. I’ve lost 18 lbs since June 14, and my appetite has shrunk to almost nothing. Twenty more pounds and I’ll have Sherlock cheekbones. I’ll probably have Sherlock eccentria, too, but that’s fine.


30 posted on 09/01/2013 5:11:21 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady ("A liberal... declares a policy to be a moral imperative based on his emotional reaction to it.")
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To: ConorMacNessa

The only cure for old age is Ancient Age.


31 posted on 09/01/2013 6:02:13 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: A_perfect_lady
Twenty more pounds and I’ll have Sherlock cheekbones. I’ll probably have Sherlock eccentria, too, but that’s fine.

You and me both. I can live with being thin and crazy!

32 posted on 09/01/2013 6:32:31 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Mastador1
Depending on the size of the dose you just might not care if you are depressed, at least until the next dose.

It takes more than just one glass these days.

33 posted on 09/01/2013 6:51:20 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ConorMacNessa

Mr. GG2 would concur with that assessment as he has used your approach for many years. I on the other hand can heartily endorse 2-7 glasses of red wine per day. Depending on how deep the doo doo is from one day to the next. :-)


34 posted on 09/01/2013 8:46:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
...Single Malt Scotch, particularly the heavily peated variety produced on the Atlantic shores of Islay, works as a guarantor of increased verve, vigor, and vitality.

You're a man after my own heart. LaPhroaig forever! Ardbeg's not bad either. Even Oban is subtly smoky.
35 posted on 09/01/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Innovative

Mrs. Pete from Shawnee Mission says yes! Definitely Yes!


36 posted on 09/01/2013 8:13:00 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission (5 liter box for $14 = 2 weeks domestic bliss....)
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To: Tax-chick
I can live with being thin and crazy!

LOL! Exactly. I'll choose it over fat and cranky, anyway.

37 posted on 09/02/2013 7:02:12 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady ("A liberal... declares a policy to be a moral imperative based on his emotional reaction to it.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Benjamin Franklin died before Louis Pasteur identified bacteria, I believe.

Leeuwenhoek, inventor of the microscope, discovered bacteria and other micro organisms in 1676.

38 posted on 09/02/2013 7:09:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

If your life was driving you bonkers before you lost weight, it will still be driving you bonkers afterward ... but while you’re freaking out, you can look in the mirror and say, “Hey, girl, you look thin!”


39 posted on 09/02/2013 7:26:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes! One less thing to worry about!


40 posted on 09/03/2013 5:31:12 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady ("A liberal... declares a policy to be a moral imperative based on his emotional reaction to it.")
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To: A_perfect_lady

Best wishes for your diet! I’m going to Weight Watchers this morning, where I’ll get a dose of reality and get myself under control for the next week.


41 posted on 09/03/2013 5:32:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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