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There is ample evidence for the genetic influence of alcohol dependence, and ongoing studies are actively looking for specific genes that may confer this increased susceptibility.
The high number of bars in rural America has been linked to higher suicide rates and higher attempted suicide rates, U.S. researchers say. Fred W. Johnson of the Prevention Research Center at Texas A&M University said there is a strong relationship between drinking and suicide.
Individuals who begin drinking at an early age are more likely to subsequently develop alcohol dependence (AD). While age at first drink (AFD) and AD are influenced by similar genetic and environmental factors, AFD may also have an impact on the risk for AD. A new study has found that AFD may facilitate the expression of genes that are already associated with vulnerability to AD symptoms.
Cytokines are small proteins secreted by cells that serve as molecular messengers between cells. Pro-inflammatory cytokines â€“ which function in the immune system â€“ may be involved in alcohol dependence (AD). A study of three polymorphisms of the interleukin-1 gene complex (IL-1) and one of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFÎ±) has found that IL-1 may directly contribute to AD among Spanish Caucasian males.
The results will be published in the renowned American scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Substantial rates of alcohol-related injuries could be curtailed by postponing the start of alcohol consumption.
US researchers said on Sunday that at least one in five men in developed countries are at risk of abusing or becoming dependent on alcohol during their lifetimes.
Since World War II, alcohol consumption among American-born women has markedly increased, tightening the alcohol dependence gap between men and women.
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