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2009-05-26 13:48:50

A U.S. doctor says teens who report they drink others under the table may be at higher risk of alcoholism. Dr. Marc Schuckit of the Alcohol Research Center at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University of California, San Diego, says a low level of reaction to alcohol has been found to be a unique risk factor for alcohol use disorders across adulthood and not simply a reflection of a broader range of risk factors. Schuckit, the corresponding author of a study,...

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2009-01-26 11:55:00

U.S. 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. Women, on the other hand, have only half that risk, with an 8 to 10 percent chance of becoming dependent on alcohol. The researchers said there is help in the form of several effective treatments, despite the popular belief that nothing works. Dr. Marc Schuckit of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the University...

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2005-07-22 06:45:00

In 12-year-olds, kids needing more drinks to get drunk faced highest risk The first-ever study of its kind has found that kids as young as 12 can show a genetic-driven trend toward alcoholism. While looking to confirm that genes influence the body's response to alcohol -- how many drinks are needed to get drunk -- scientists found that the 12-year-olds who needed to consume the most drinks to get that desired "buzz" were most likely to already be on the road to problem drinking. "A variety of...

2005-07-21 18:18:00

NEW YORK - Clues looking into the root causes of alcoholism are emerging from new findings that center on the genetic patterns of young drinkers, with particular focus on why adolescents are more likely to drink large quantities of alcohol even if they need more alcohol to get the effects they desire. "The study offers a unique perspective on the beginnings of the alcohol experience and usage patterns of 12-year-olds," explained principal investigator Marc Schuckit, M.D., professor of...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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