American scientists reported that the future alcoholic can be calculated by a group of 11 genes. This is discussed in an article published in the scientific journal Translational Psychiatry .
Scientists made such a conclusion during the study, to participate in which men and women from Asia, Europe and North America were invited. At the same time, some of them were drinkers in different ways, and the rest led a non-alcoholic lifestyle.
During the study, scientists have identified 11 groups of genes and 66 of their varieties, one way or another associated with the high risk of turning a normal healthy person into an alcoholic.
The researchers confirmed their assumptions by conducting experiments on mice, which they forcibly turned into alcoholics.
Also, they managed to find out that these 11 groups of genes are interconnected not only with potential alcohol dependence, but also with cocaine, schizophrenia and a number of mental disorders.
The researchers believe that their findings can be used to prevent the progression of alcoholism among people.