Put another check in the healthy column for boozing with extreme moderation: A new study published in the journal BMC Medicine found that drinking a glass of wine each day can protect you from depression.
How moderate? Quite to extremely moderate, according to the study, with 2-7 small glasses of wine per week demonstrating the strongest anti-depression effect. Consumption of all alcohol types at moderate levels (under 15 grams per day, less than one standard drink by CDC measurement) also was shown to reduce incidence of depression, but to a lesser degree.
The effect was observed similarly in men and women, and was observed regardless of other factors such as marital status, smoking, etc.