About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Significant role of genetics in drug abuse, Norwegian study

by Medindia Content Team on July 13, 2006 at 5:31 PM
Font : A-A+

Significant role of genetics in drug abuse, Norwegian study

A Norwegian study has discovered a connection between genetic factors and drug abuse saying that genetic tendencies play a significant role in the use of drugs.

Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler, who has led the research, said "This is the first study to show the importance of genetic factors in a culture/country (Norway) with rather low rates of drug problems. It has been suggested that in such countries, social rather than genetics factors should prove to be most important. Our results do not support that hypothesis."

Advertisement

Kendler and his team came to this conclusion after interviewing 1,300 Norwegian pairs of adult twins regarding the manner of drug use till date. The findings suggest a strong link between genetic factors and the risk of drug abuse.

Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Top 10 Foods for Decreasing DHT Production and Preventing Hair Fall
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Cannabis Drug Abuse Signature Drug Toxicity Christianson Syndrome 

Most Popular on Medindia

Indian Medical Journals Accident and Trauma Care Daily Calorie Requirements The Essence of Yoga Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Hearing Loss Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Color Blindness Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Significant role of genetics in drug abuse, Norwegian study Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests