‘Tipsy’ Gene May Lead To Treatment For Alcoholism

Some of us tend to stop drinking before we cross that line… when we are just feeling a bit ‘tipsy,’ rather than roaring drunk. Girls who drank like that in college were known as ‘cheap dates,’ because the guys didn’t have to ply them with alcohol to loosen them up!

Apparently, though, there is a gene responsible for this tipsy response to alcohol, and researchers studying it at the University of North Carolina (UNC) say that it’s possible that the enzyme
released by the gene, CYP2E1, could be mimicked by a drug to help at-risk persons reduce their alcohol consumption.

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