Do u Feel discouraged by yourself when it comes to drinking ?? Then it may be in our genes.
A gene that plays an indirect role in preventing some people from becoming alcoholics has been identified for the first time.
Researchers from University of North Carolina have found out the gene, called CYP2E1, which is indirectly responsible for the protective effect for 10 to 20 per cent of the population.
The gene, they said, codes for an enzyme that breaks down ethanol-- the intoxicating agent in alcoholic beverages -- and other toxins in the brain, LiveScience reported.
For the study, published in the journal 'Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research', Wilhelmsen and his team enrolled undergraduate students, most of whom had at least one alcoholic parent.
The participants -- relatively inexperienced drinkers -- were given the equivalent of about three drinks and asked to assess how the alcohol made them feel. The sway in their posture and the alcohol on their breath were also measured.