Taste for sweets, alcoholism history linked

Taste for sweets linked to alcohol history

February 18, 2010

Most kids like sweets, but for some children there might be an underlying cause for that affinity. A new study finds there might be a link between sweet preference in children and a family history of alcoholism, plus the child's feelings of depression. The study in the journal Addiction shows correlation, not causation, and the researchers also note that this penchant for sweetness doesn't necessarily mean the children who preferred the sweeter taste will eventually become alcoholics.


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