Teenage girls "driven to drugs by their genes"

r norman rsn_ at _comcast.net
Tue Jul 22 08:01:49 EST 2003


On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 06:06:44 GMT, Jasbird
<jasbird#deletethis#@myrealbox.com> wrote:

><http://www.health-news.co.uk/showstory.asp?id=115523>
>
>Teenage girls "driven to drugs by their genes"
>
>Monday, July 21, 2003	|	LONDON	|	By Rebecca Oppenheim
>
>Genes cause teenage girls to smoke, drink alcohol and take drugs
>whereas boys are more influenced by their friends and family,
>according to US research.
>
>The study, by scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University, looked
>at data from 1,071 adolescent twins aged 12-17 and found that the risk
>factors for substance use were different in boys and girls.
>	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_	_
>
>Genetic and environmental risk factors in adolescent substance use 
>Judy Silberg ; Michael Rutter ; Brian D'Onofrio ; Lindon Eaves  
>Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
>Volume: 44 Number: 5 Page: 664 -- 676  

How can even a journalist (or, more likely, a PR hack) get from
"genetic AND ENVIRONMENTAL risk FACTORS" in the original to "genes
CAUSE"?




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