Programmed to be a coffee addict?
I have always been curious as to why people have coffee habits. So I spent some time searching and reading on the internet. I found this really interesting article about the connection between you, your coffee habit, and DNA. My grandfather always use to say that his body is built from coffee and up (he loved coffee). He would drinks lots of coffee while being a train engineer back in the old days. I, on the other hand, didn’t drink coffee at all, Just didn't like it, until I moved to north back in 2004. Since then I have become an addict so to speak! Not to mention I also work for a coffee roaster that has all the flavored coffee I could imagine. So back to this new study shows that how much coffee you drink, how often you drink, and what kind of stimulation you get from coffee could have to do with your DNA. It solves the mystery "why did I become a coffee addict all of a sudden?" Researchers analyzed the results of more than 120,000 coffee drinkers and found 8 genetic variants; the identified 2 involved in caffeine metabolism, 2 that potentially play a role in the effects of caffeine, and 2 others involved with cholesterol level and blood sugar. Those people who have these gene variants can drink more coffee because their body can process caffeine more quickly. Maybe that just sums it up, it’s in our DNA, and I could not have avoided my fate to become a coffee addict.