A slew of recent studies argue that more wealth brings better health—from longer lives to lower disability rates.
But wealth may bring a negative side-effect to one group: ladies who lunch.
A new study from British research firm CACI looked at the most affluent postal codes in Great Britain and examined their reported health and lifestyles. It found that just under two-thirds of the women in those posh enclaves consumed more than three units of alcohol a day—above the national recommended health limit. A "unit" is equal to a small glass of wine.
The study also found that women the wealthiest areas have higher levels of mental illness, depression and nervous conditions.