Evolution May Make it Harder for Humans to Hold Their Liquor

Humans are still evolving… but before toasting to that, know this: Some of the genetic changes may make hangovers worse, a new study finds. So far, only certain populations have genetic adaptations that make it hard for them to process alcohol, but there's no telling how fast it will spread to other populations, the researchers found. As for people who already have the adaptation, they may have "reduced tolerance to alcohol in today's environment," study senior investigator Benjamin Voight, an associate professor of genetics at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, told Live Science in an email. [7...

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