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Blue Eyes Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcohol Dependence In New Study

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Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection?

People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, green, gray, or with brown in the center -- may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on alcohol, a new study from the University of Vermont suggests.

Researchers found that within a sample of 1,263 European-Americans, alcohol dependence was more prevalent among those with light eyes than those with dark brown eyes. People with blue eyes had the highest rates of alcohol dependence, according to the study. Scientists controlled for other variables that could influence the result, such as age, sex and genetic ancestry.

The study also found a "statistically significant" interaction between genes for eye color and genes associated with alcohol dependence. A genetic interaction is when one gene influences the effect that another gene has.

 

The study defined "alcohol dependence" using criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Edition, researcher Dawei Li told The Huffington Post. Li co-led the study with Ph.D. student Arvis Sulovari.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/blue-eyes-alcoholic-light-colored-eyes_n_7705806.html?utm_hp_ref=science

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On 7/9/2015, 9:47:38, Storm64 said:

Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection?

People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, green, gray, or with brown in the center -- may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on alcohol, a new study from the University of Vermont suggests.

Researchers found that within a sample of 1,263 European-Americans, alcohol dependence was more prevalent among those with light eyes than those with dark brown eyes. People with blue eyes had the highest rates of alcohol dependence, according to the study. Scientists controlled for other variables that could influence the result, such as age, sex and genetic ancestry.

The study also found a "statistically significant" interaction between genes for eye color and genes associated with alcohol dependence. A genetic interaction is when one gene influences the effect that another gene has.

 

The study defined "alcohol dependence" using criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Edition, researcher Dawei Li told The Huffington Post. Li co-led the study with Ph.D. student Arvis Sulovari.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/blue-eyes-alcoholic-light-colored-eyes_n_7705806.html?utm_hp_ref=science

 

 
 
 

This explains a lot. <Has blue eyes>

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Hmmm... :cjnohced: lol.

Okay, but we handle pain better and have lower rates of anxiety and depression... wait, that could just be the effects of the alcohol. :huh:

Eye Color Explained: 5 Surprising Things Your Baby Blues Say About Your Health And Personality

Some scientists may argue that your eye color can tell you something about how your pain tolerance. One study published earlier this year found that out of 58 women, those with light-colored eyes seemed to experience less pain when giving birth compared to those with dark-colored eyes. Not only did women with light-colored eyes experience less physical pain, but they also reportedly had less anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts. “Human pain is correlated with multiple factors like gender, age, and hair color,” said Dr. Inna Belfar, a geneticist at the University of Pittsburgh who was a leading author of the study, at the American Pain Society's annual meeting in June. “Researchers have found that red hair is associated with resistance to anestheticsm and also to increased anxiety, and darker eye color has been reportedly found to correlate with increased physiologic reactivity and drug-induced pupil dilation."

http://www.medicaldaily.com/eye-color-explained-5-surprising-things-your-baby-blues-say-about-your-health-and-310792

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