Tag: alcohol

Barfly Genetics

Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only have ...

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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

Although environment plays a major part in addiction — you can't get hooked on something you've never tried — genetics plays a substantial role in determining whether a person who does use a drug will become addicted to it. A few DNA variations have been identified that seem to increase the odds a person ...

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Researchers Warn That Physicians Need To Ask About Alcohol “Flushing” To Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk

No matter what you call it – “flush”, “blush” or “glow” – the red face, nausea and rapid heart beat that many people with Asian ancestry experience when they drink alcohol is more than just a quirk of nature.  Research shows it’s a significant risk factor for esophageal cancer, one of the deadliest ...

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SNPwatch: Two Vices, One SNP — Drinking and Smoking Behavior Both Linked to Nicotine Receptor Genes

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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SNPwatch: Alcohol Metabolism SNPs are Associated with a Decreased Risk for Cancer, but Only in Drinkers

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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