Beer Linked to Addiction

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By Molly Clifton

A new study finds even the taste of beer triggers the release of a chemical in the brain that is linked to addiction.

Doctors at Indiana University gave 49 men a sports drink and a small amount of beer – not enough to cause intoxication.

Results showed the alcohol caused a greater chemical release especially in people with a family history of alcoholism.

Researchers say participants also craved more beer after the taste.
 



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