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Smart kids now -- alcoholics later?

October 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study points out a possible link between being smart as a child and alcoholism later in life.Scientists looked at the childhood intelligence scores of 8,000 men and women and then their alcohol habits at 30-years-old. After adjusting for socio-economic factors, they found the higher the childhood mental ability score, the higher the likelihood of drinking problems.

Researchers can't explain the connection and are calling for more research.

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