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Inheritance and Genetics of Alcoholism

Genetics of Alcoholism:

Some genetic element with a predisposition to alcoholism, but not a fully genetic disease.

Racial Patterns for Alcoholism:

Racial Information for Alcoholism: Native American women die from alcoholism at five to six times the national rate. Drinking during pregnancy is three times the national average. (Source: excerpt from Native American Women's Health: NWHIC)

Inheritance and Genetics Information

Inheritance of Alcoholism: Scientists have found that having an alcoholic family member makes it more likely that if you choose to drink you too may develop alcoholism. (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Alcoholism refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

 

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