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New study shines light on genetic risk factors for high alcohol intake

A new study, published in Science Advances, identifies genes associated with high alcohol intake. Alcohol consumption is associated with many diseases, with the risk of these co-morbidities generally increasing with greater exposure. Excessive consumption of alcohol is considered a result of complex interactions between genetic and non-genetic risk factors. A number of family, twin, and […]

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Study: Light alcohol consumption linked to cancer

Bad news for folks looking to continue indulging this holiday season. A recent Japanese study found that light to moderate drinking increases the risk of cancer. Cancer, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, published the findings. Masayoshi Zaitsu, Ph.D., led the study. It analyzed information from 33 general hospitals throughout Japan from 2005-2016. […]

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The Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning You Need to Know

Here's something you probably already know but bears repeating: Alcohol is a drug—and while it's available pretty much everywhere and can be totally fine in moderation, too much of it can cause some serious damage to your body. Case in point: alcohol poisoning. According to the most recent data, about six people die of alcohol […]