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By On July 6th, 2015

Eye Color Predicts Alcohol Dependence Risk

Eye color may seem like a trivial feature, but a new novel study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont shows eye color may be an indicator of whether you are likely to be an alcoholic. The study, published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, suggests individuals with blue eyes face…

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By On December 2nd, 2014

Researchers Find Gene Network Linked To Alcohol Dependence

A new report published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry claims to have identified a network of genes that work together to determine alcohol dependence in individuals. The researchers believe the findings could potentially lead to more effective treatments and therapies for alcoholics, as well as hopefully improving screening for alcoholism. The team compared patterns of…

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By On July 17th, 2013

A Love For Sweets May Be A Sign Of Alcoholism

Everybody thinks of a sweet tooth as a harmless love for sugar, but a new study suggests it may foretell something more sinister: a love of alcohol. Researchers used functional MRI scans on the brains of 16 young adults while they drank either water or a sweet mixture of sugar water. Health News reports that…

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