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Alcohol Alcohol. 2003 Sep-Oct;38(5):446-9.

Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism and differences in alcohol consumption behaviour in a college student population.

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Unit of Clinical and Biochemical Pharmacology, Laboratory of Clinical Studies, Intramural Research Program, National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH 10/3C103, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1256, Bethesda, MD 20892-1256, USA.

Abstract

AIMS AND METHODS:

In the present study, differences in alcohol consumption behaviour associated with the presence of the short variant (S) of the serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) was investigated in a Caucasian subset (n = 204) of 268 college students.

RESULTS:

Students who were homozygous for the S allele were more likely to engage in binge-drinking behaviour, drank more alcohol per occasion, and reported drinking to get drunk more often.

CONCLUSIONS:

In this Caucasian sample, the 5-HTTLPR strongly influences alcohol consumption in late pubescence.

PMID:
12915525
DOI:
10.1093/alcalc/agg110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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