Sweet preferences and analgesia during childhood: effects of family history of alcoholism and depression.

@article{Mennella2010SweetPA,
  title={Sweet preferences and analgesia during childhood: effects of family history of alcoholism and depression.},
  author={Julie A Mennella and Marta Yanina Pepino and Sara M Lehmann-Castor and Lauren M Yourshaw},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={
          666-75
        }
}
AIM To determine whether depression and family history of alcoholism are associated with heightened sweet preferences in children, before they have experienced alcohol or tobacco and at a time during the life-span when sweets are particularly salient. Design Between- and within-subject experimental study. PARTICIPANTS Children, 5-12 years old (n = 300), formed four groups based on family history of alcohol dependence up to second-degree relatives [positive (FHP) versus negative (FHN)] and… CONTINUE READING

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