GENE & ADDICTION

YOUR ANCESTORS CAN DEFINE YOUR SMOKING-DRINKING PATTERN

Published By Livemint | 10 Dec, 2022

A new study has shown smoking and drinking behaviours are also affected by our genes

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More than 3,500 genetic variations can impact such habits: Study

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Study collected 33 lakh genomic data of Europeans

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Out of the detected genes, 39 are linked to the age of beginning smoking

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243 might tell how many cigarettes one would smoke in a day

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849 genes are associated with no. of alcoholic drinks taken per week

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The finding will pave the way for early intervention and prevention of addiction

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