Health: Sweet Tooth, Big Tippler?

Having a sweet tooth may foretell more than a little extra padding around the gut. A new study found that people with a paternal history of alcoholism were 2.5 times as likely to enjoy sweets as those with no such history and may be at high risk for drinking problems down the line. The link may seem odd, but researchers say our reactions to alcohol and sweets are regulated by the same mechanism in the brain.

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