The new data showed an increase in hospitalizations from alcohol use disorder over the last two decades.
Researchers at Indiana University probed how identifying certain genetic factors may play a part in preventing alcoholic cirrhosis.
The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, included more than 5,000 US-based female participants.
The internationally-based coalition of researchers examined more than 19,000 participants as part of the Health and Retirement Study.
The findings, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Neuroscience, was based on the genetic data of participants residing in the U.S., UK, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.
In the study, released in the journal Australian Psychologist, researchers examined 479 female adult students enrolled in a higher education academic institution.