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Ethnic Differences in Alcohol Sensitivity

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Science  28 Jan 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4020, pp. 449-450
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4020.449

Abstract

Japanese, Taiwanese, and Koreans, after drinking amounts of alcohol that have no detectable effect on Caucasoids, respond with a marked facial flushing and mild to moderate symptoms of intoxication. Group differences are present at birth, and are probably related to variations in autonomic reactivity.

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