By: Bethany Winkel
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Researchers Link Eye Color to Alcoholism Risk
A new study shows an interesting link between eye color and the risk for alcoholism. According to researchers at the University of Vermont, the rate of alcohol dependence was 54 percent higher among people with light-colored eyes, blue, green, and gray, than those with dark-brown eyes.
According to researcher Arvis Sulvari, “This suggests an intriguing possibility — that eye color can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence.”
What do you think? Will these results be enough to help screen people who might be at-risk for alcoholism? The full study results can be found in the July edition of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B.