Study Doubts Impact Of Alcoholic Parents
College women whose parents are alcoholics have no higher rate of suffering from substance abuse or eating disorders than the general population. So finds a team of researchers from Texas Tech University, the University of Missouri in Columbia and the University of Southern California.
The study examined 291 women attending a private college in Iowa. The findings suggest that there is “no relationship between parental alcoholism and higher rates of eating disorders or symptoms of drug or alcohol use.”