Navigation Links
Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment

In a study involving identical and non-identical twins, researchers conducted telephone interviews with 1,213 sets of male-male twins, average age 50.// The researchers’ goal was to better understand the hereditary and environmental effects on developing alcoholism -- not by studying the twins themselves, but by interviewing the twins’ children (ages 12 to 26) and the mothers of those children.

Although there is little question in the medical community of hereditary transmission of alcoholism risk, there have been very few studies from this offspring-of-twins perspective. With this angle, the researchers hoped to gain insight into both genetic and environmental risk factors based on the twin’s history of alcoholism. Interviewing twin families allowed them to collect information about psychiatric disorders including parental alcoholism and determine whether or not the children were being raised in a low-risk environment with no alcoholism present.

That data revealed 276 of the children had fathers without any type of alcohol dependence or abuse. However, the rest of the children either had a father or uncle with an alcoholic disorder.

Thus researchers found those children with alcohol disorders in the family were significantly more likely to exhibit alcoholism than those offspring of nonalcoholic fathers.

Researchers also state that the occurrence of alcohol use is at its highest during the adolescent to young-adult year, so the minors interviewed may not have passed through this high-risk period. However with the passing of time, those at low-risk for alcoholic disorders would eventually adapt a pattern of nonproblematic drinking. Conversely, those at higher risk would show more drinking problems.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses
2. Detrimental Effect Of Chronic Alcoholism On Male Fertility
3. Smoking And Its Relation To Neurocognitive Deficits In Alcoholism
4. Alcoholism Linked To Higher Death Rates Among Older Men
5. Alcoholism Drug Vivitrol Approved By FDA
6. Is Alcoholism Genetic?
7. Alcoholism & Dependence Seen More Commonly In Early Alcohol Drinkers
8. Study to Identify People at Risk of Alcoholism
9. Mother’s Drinking May Increase Childs Alcoholism Ris
10. Good drinkers have Higher Risk of Alcoholism
11. Effective Cure for Alcoholism – A single dose of LS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX ... fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived ... eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the ... Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the American Society ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not ... comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ... clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as ... or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the ... fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can aid ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to their offering. The ... commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population ... to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction ... considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: