Alcoholism and your eyes

If you have blue eyes, you may want to be wary of beer, wine and cocktails. Genetic researchers at the University of Vermont say that people with blue eyes are genetically more likely to become alcoholics than those who have brown eyes. The study found that those whose eyes were light-colored had a higher rate of alcohol dependence than those with dark brown eyes, but those who had blue eyes had the highest rate of alcoholism. This held true even after age, gender, differences in backgrounds and locations were factored in. While the study showed an association between blue eyes and a greater incidence of alcoholism, it did not prove there is a cause-and-effect link. That is, blue eyes do not cause alcoholism.


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