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Adolescence: When Drinking, Genes May Collide

(10/21/2013)

Adolescence: When Drinking, Genes May Collide
ScienceDaily
October 17, 2013

Many negative effects of drinking, such as transitioning into heavy alcohol use, often take place during adolescence and can contribute to long-term negative health outcomes as well as the development of alcohol use disorders. A new study of adolescent drinking and its genetic and environmental influences has found that different trajectories of adolescent drinking are preceded by discernible gene-parenting interactions, specifically, the mu-opioid receptor (OPRM1) genotype and parental-rule-setting.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017173634.htm


Keywords: adolescence, drinking, genes, alcohol, disorder



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