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Daily Alcohol Use Causes Changes in Sexual Behavior, New Study Reveals
January 3, 2008
A physiological basis for the effect on male sexual behavior of chronic alcohol exposure has been demonstrated in an animal model for the first time. The research, which produced four novel findings with broad importance for addiction research, is the first on chronic alcohol exposure in fruit flies. Among the discoveries is that male fruit flies, which typically court females, also actively court males when they are given a daily dose of ethanol.
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