A LOVE of alcohol is in the genes, a study has found.
It means hellraisers such as late film star Ollie Reed were born to be wild for the booze.
Researchers found that people’s favourite غذاء and drink tastes are influenced by their genes as well as their habits and childhood.
Study author Prof Jim Wilson, من ادنبره University, قالت: “Some people are absolutely born with genes that will make them like the taste of alcohol.
“More than that, we even found genes that gave preferences for specific drinks like white wine, beer or whisky.
“The household you grow up in influences the foods and tastes you like but this shows a significant proportion of it is due to genes you’re born with.”
أضاف: “There is a whole category of strong-tasting things like olives and alcohol that babies typically don’t like, but many adults learn to like them — our next job is to work out why.”
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الدراسة, published in the journal Nature Communications, طلبت 161,625 Brits to rate 139 different foods.
Experts grouped those who liked the same to see if they had similar genetics.
The genes and tastes linked together in three clear groups — with one much more likely to smoke or booze too much.
English actor Ollie, الذي مات في سنه 61 في 1999, was famed for his drinking exploits.
But around one in five adults in England drinks so much that it puts their health at risk, الجار مُنع من الشتائم بعد أن أطلق العنان للشتائم من غرفة نومه NHS figures show.