Why men are twice as likely to become alcoholics

on 21/10/10 at 9:32 pm

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Men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics and now scientists believe they know why. They found that consuming beer and wine on a night out gave men a far greater ‘pleasure rush’ than women.

Dopamine has pleasurable effects when it is released by rewarding experiences, such as sex or drugs. Despite similar consumptions of alcohol, the men had greater dopamine release than women, according to the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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