Animal studies indicate a possible effect of dad’s alcohol intake on his future son

June 6, 2014 8:27 AM

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Animal studies indicate a possible effect of dad’s alcohol intake on his future son

Alcohol consumption has already been linked with a number of diseases including but not limited to high blood pressure, or hypertension, and obesity. Now, a new study suggests that there is a likely effect of a father’s pre-conception alcohol intake on his son. These findings are made after conducting animal studies, specifically on mice.

The male mice were regularly exposed to ethanol for a period of 5 weeks. As a result, they had significantly higher blood alcohol levels. Afterwards, they were partnered with females. Researchers found that the resulting offspring went for ethanol, rather than water.

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