Genetic Study of Nicotine and Alcohol Use Offers Insight into Addiction

January 16, 2019
A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact on your health, but the study also found genetic associations...
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December 29, 2014
Why some people will have a hangover the morning after they ring in the New Year this year and others won’t, can at least be partially explained by genetics.There’s a...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated With Addiction In Caucasian Women

September 01, 2009
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...
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Researchers Warn That Physicians Need To Ask About Alcohol “Flushing” To Reduce Esophageal Cancer Risk

March 24, 2009
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...
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SNPwatch: Two Vices, One SNP – Drinking and Smoking Behavior Both Linked to Nicotine Receptor Genes

December 09, 2008
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...
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SNPwatch: Alcohol Metabolism SNPs are Associated with a Decreased Risk for Cancer, but Only in Drinkers

May 27, 2008
A new study in Nature Genetics shows that the increased risk of developing cancer in the mouth, throat, voice box and esophagus due to drinking is partially offset by the...
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