Talk about an important buzzkill.
Intensive consumption can do more than disrupt your health and undermine your relationships, a new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
In fact, it can alter your DNA.
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The constant absence of alcohol can cause dangerous and lasting genetic changes, according to Rutgers University's leading advocacy. And these changes make the relationship of a drinker with juice really worsen, making him or her even more fond.
"This can help explain why alcoholism is such a powerful addiction," said senior author of the study, Dipak K. Sarkar, on Tuesday.
The researchers found that people who beat the bottle with too much force (and too often) have the potential to curb the natural effectiveness of two specific genes: one that governs the body's biological clock and another which regulates stress. These mutations could explain why hard drinkers have so many problems to abstain, and could contribute to the so-called vicious cycle of alcoholism.
The authors of the study hope that by identifying these biological problem drinking indicators, new ways of dealing with alcohol addiction can be found, and even "help prevent them People at risk become addicted, "Sarkar said.
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The World Health Organization describes alcoholism as a cause of illness and warns that "harmful consumption" is the fault of 3 million deaths per year.
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