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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic.
. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent .Other factors environment etc.

In brief: Depends

Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic.
. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent .Other factors environment etc.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family history

Your own personal family history of alcoholism, parents, siblings, grandparents is a much strong indicator of your risk than is your ethnicity.

In brief: Family history

Your own personal family history of alcoholism, parents, siblings, grandparents is a much strong indicator of your risk than is your ethnicity.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes multiple studies showed that hispanics are more likely to become alcoholics than caucasians, that said there are many more factors that determine predisposition to alcoholism than ethnicity.

In brief: Yes

Yes multiple studies showed that hispanics are more likely to become alcoholics than caucasians, that said there are many more factors that determine predisposition to alcoholism than ethnicity.
Dr. Marianna Post
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

The highest incidence is in the american indian , hispanic are to my knowlegde not at higher risk tan above, .

In brief: No

The highest incidence is in the american indian , hispanic are to my knowlegde not at higher risk tan above, .
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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