Does your eye colour put you at an increased risk of alcoholism?

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, says a new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont. According to this report, the genetic components that determine eye colour line up along the same chromosome as those that relate to excessive alcohol use. The results showed that due to genetic makeup, European Americans with light-coloured eyes – such as green, grey and hazel – had a higher incidence of alcohol dependency than those with dark brown eyes.