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Genetic Link Between Pancreatitis and Alcohol Consumption, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Study  
11/13/2012 6:51:25 AM

A new study published online November 12 in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and more than 25 other health centers across the United States found a genetic variant on chromosome X near the claudin-2 gene (CLDN2) that predicts which men who are heavy drinkers are at high risk of developing chronic pancreatitis.
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