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  1. Young Woman With Blue Eyes Wearing Headscarf

    Science Links Alcoholism and Blue Eyes

    Addiction may be in the eye of the imbiber. A new study found that European-Americans with lighter eyes tended to suffer a higher dependence on alcohol. Researchers caution that eye color isn’t the cause, and is merely correlated, but they suspect the same genes responsible for blue eyes may also bestow a leaning toward addiction. It could be that doctors are simply quicker to diagnose light-eyed patients, but scientists are eager to research whether genes can offer new insight into substance abuse by diving into the baby blues.

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