Blame your genes for credit card debt

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London, May 4 (ANI): A gene linked with impulsive and addictive behaviour makes people up to 16 per cent more likely to have credit card debt, a study has found.

The study was conducted by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of California, reports The Independent.

Gene MAOA is associated with neurotransmitters which affect mood, and can be either "efficient" or "inefficient" at controlling mood chemicals.

Every human has a pair of the genes.

However, those with one "inefficient" MAOA gene were found to be 8 per cent more likely to have credit card debt than those with none, and for those with two the likelihood increased by 16 per cent, the study of 2,500 people found. (ANI)

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