Study shows some men may be born with a cheating gene - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/17/10

Study shows some men may be born with a cheating gene

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By Karin McCay| email

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Wedding vows are supposed to mean you stay married forever, but a study shows for some men it just may not be possible.  Apparently, the more we learn about DNA the more researchers are finding evidence that some men are born with a so-called cheating heart.

"There's a gene that's been shown, that if men have this particular gene or a variant of the gene, they have more trouble in relationships," said Brenda Wade, Ph.D., a marriage and relationship expert.

Dr. Brenda wade has written three books on marriage and relationships.  She says a Swedish study followed more than a 1,000 twins finding that there is a bonding chemical in some men, which makes them less likely to stay married and more likely to end up in bad relationships.  However, as a psychologist, she says the good news whether you have that gene variant or not, the brain can be trained to resist temptation.

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