View Full Version : Genetic Variant Tied to Impulsiveness, Risk for Alcoholism

04-13-2011, 05:51 PM
University of Michigan investigators discovered variations in a particular gene can contribute to the risk of alcoholism by influencing impulsivity.

Practically, the genetic variation may cause individuals who are in distress to act impulsively, a behavior that may lead to the development of alcohol problems, said lead author Sandra Villafuerte, Ph.D.

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