Recent advances in genetic studies of alcohol use disorders PMC

Hugo Bellen, a geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, said the study «lays the foundation for a genetic approach to dissecting the acute, and possibly the chronic, effects» of alcohol in people. A study in Sweden followed alcohol use in twins who were adopted as children and reared apart. The incidence of […]

End Stage Alcoholism: The Steps Leading to Fatal Alcoholism FHE Health

About 90% of heavy drinkers will develop alcoholic fatty liver disease. If the alcoholic liver disease is not treated, it can progress to later stages which include alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis, a scarring of the liver. A possible beneficial effect of light-moderate alcohol intake on longevity (with inverted J-shaped dose-response on longevity) may also be […]