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Yes, Some People May Need Coffee

Yes, Some People May Need Coffee
  • If you like coffee, chances are you don’t settle for just one cup in the morning. Researchers now think they understand the grip coffee has over many of us a little better. It seems our addiction to coffee may be in our genes.

    Scientists have discovered genetic mutations in a gene called PDSS2 that correspond closely to how much coffee a person drinks. They believe the gene plays a role in how quickly the body breaks down caffeine.

    A recent study looked at participants’ genetic patterns and rates of coffee consumption, which ranged from 2 or 3 cups a day to more than 6 cups. Study participants were from Italy and the Netherlands. According to researchers, people who had a recessive form of the gene drank less coffee than those without the particular mutation of the gene.

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