Alcohol dependence and bulimia may share common genetic risk factors

| | August 22, 2013
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People who suffer from alcohol addiction may be more vulnerable to certain types of eating disorders – and vice versa.  Now, new research indicates this susceptibility may lie in their genetics.

In a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers found that common genetic factors may underlie both alcoholism and specific symptoms of eating disorders – most notably, the binge eating and purging habits associated with bulimia nervosa.

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