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Alcoholic parents may predispose kids to drinking

April 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Alcoholic parents may predispose their kids to drinking problems.

In fact, researchers out of Denmark found that daughters may even be at greater risk of suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse.

The increased risk was independent of other major predictors such as social status.

Experts say this new finding is important because earlier studies suggested that a genetic load played a stronger role in males than females.