Published in the December issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

The results also provide further confirmation that alcoholism drawing drawing from both environmental and genetic factors. – ‘Because we know that people who smoke, drink often and that smokers often we drink it makes sense to gather some information about the drinking behavior in these families thought, ‘in said lead study author Dr. Wilhelmsen, associate professor the departments of genetics and neurology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.. Oftenregions with genes related to alcohol addiction affect drinking behavior in smokersscientists in a study of tobacco users that their drinking behavior is linked to some of the same chromosome regions associated with alcohol dependence have found.The study, published in the December issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, that the interaction between smoking and alcohol consumption can offer part by overlapping genetic risk factors.

The locus on chromosome four involves a group of about 200 genes, including some that are involved in alcohol metabolism. But to say there is a tendency to alcoholism behavior on this chromosome location-based would not be very predictive, in part because it is unknown exactly which genes or combination of genes play a role in this behavioral effect is said Wilhelmsen. – Our work shows that influence variations in genes in a particular region drinking behavior, but the basic goal is not to predict who will or will not become alcoholic, the goal is to try the genes that play a role. Use them as clues to help us learn more about the biology of the disease and then see if choose this information for more effective to select individualized therapies. .Leanne Metcalf, Director of Research for Asthma UK, said: This study adds evidence of the hygiene hypothesis , which indicates that early exposure to potential allergens reduced the risk of development of asthma and allergies. Although further research repeats connects farming of life with a decline in asthma and allergy, it is unclear how that information to be used in prevention strategies, by either vaccines or other techniques. Source: Asthma UK.

Factors,UK on Comment: The New England Journal Of Medicine: exposure to environmental factors, microorganism and Childhood Asthma.

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