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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'Tipsy alcohol' gene, a cure for addiction?

Are you an alcoholic? If not, be happy. You could be among the 10 to 20 percent of all the people who are lucky to have the brain gene, CVP2EI.

According to US scientists, people who have the 'tipsy alcohol' gene are less likely to tolerate alcohol and feel drunk easily with just a few glasses.

In their published study, hundreds of college students--with at least one alcoholic parent--were interviewed after they were told to consume alcohol or soda drinks.