By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writer
posted: 24 May 2007 04:01 pm ET
College can be a blast, but it can also create alcoholics.
Genetics is known to play a role in the risk of alcoholism. A new study, detailed in the June issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, suggests that college attendance is conducive to and exacerbates the innate predisposition of some young adults to become heavy alcohol users.
"If your genetic makeup predisposes you toward drinking, it may be even more enhanced by attending college," said lead scientist David Timberlake, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine. . . . . . .
Read Full Article