By studying different alcohol drinking patterns among twins, researcher were able to find a causal relationship between adolescent drinking and adverse outcomes later in life by eliminating familial and environmental confounds. Much research has been done on this topic, none of which has inferred a casual relationship, until now. The 6-year prospective study used a large sample of Finnish discordant twins to study drinking comparisons.
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