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Stress Hormone Linked To Increased Alcohol Consumption

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May 23, 2000
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Monkeys that responded with high cortisol concentrations to stress during infancy were more likely than their peers to drink alcohol as adults, report researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development report in the current issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Volume 24, Number 5) results from the first study to determine whether future drinking may be predicted by response to stress during infancy. Monkeys that responded with high cortisol concentrations to stress during infancy were more likely than their peers to drink alcohol as adults, the research team found.


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NIH -- National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism. (2000, May 23). Stress Hormone Linked To Increased Alcohol Consumption. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000522084349.htm
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