The results of the study could lead to a better understanding of the genetic propensity toward excessive drinking and point toward the development of new treatments for alcoholism.
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The findings provide insights into the molecular determinants of excessive drinking, which could lead to a better understanding of alcoholism.
Those abusing alcohol at a young age are more likely to experience alcohol dependence (or alcoholism) as adults. Educating children about the dangers of alcohol is key to preventing problems later in life.
None of previous studies have specifically looked at the interaction of alcohol use and conditions or medications that may be unsafe with even moderate amounts of alcohol use.
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Higher alcohol prices may and may not cause reductions in alcohol sales and related problems.
People with Korsakoff Syndrome, a brain disorder usually associated with long term heavy drinking and thiamine deficiency.
Previous analyses did not account for effects of age and illness that may make abstainer groups appear to have higher death rates than drinkers.