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10.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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GENETICS DETERMINE DRINKING

Article by: Harvey Finkel, MD - HOW MUCH ONE DRINKSis strongly influenced by whether the drinkingis reinforced bypleasurable sensationsor punished by torment.The outcome islargely decidedby inheritance.Key aspects of drinking are how the body – especially the brain – metabolizes, degrades, neutralizes alcohol, and whether the process rewards or punishes the drinker.  Genetic variability plays a large role, as do quantity and rate of ingestion, the time of the last meal, sex [...] Read More »

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