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- CDC alcohol information: Frequently asked questions
- CDC information: Alcohol and pregnancy: Why take the risk?
- Mayo Clinic alcoholism risk factors: The risk of alcoholism is higher for people who have a parent or other close relatives who have problems with alcohol
- HuGE Navigator: includes more than 2700 scientific articles on genetic factors associated with alcohol use and adverse health effects, including 63 genomewide association studies. The most commonly studied genes are ALDH2 ADH1B and ADH1C