Genetic Link Found Between Eye Color, Alcohol Abuse

Eye ColorA new study suggests that a person’s eye color may determine whether they are more likely to abuse alcohol. Genetic researchers found that individuals with blue eyes have the highest rate of alcohol dependence among all eye colors. Study authors noted the genetic components that determine eye color line up with those related to excessive alcohol use. While the study does not prove cause-and-effect, the findings may help doctors better understand the origins of alcoholism. Learn More