Study Finds Genetic Variants Determine Your Fondness Or Aversion To Coffee

October 7, 2014 3:03 PM

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Espresso, latte, or cappuccino. Most of us can’t move on with our day unless we have our regular cup. Now new, large-scale research has identified six genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking. The research led by Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital, identifies why coffee has different effects on different people and proposes to use this genetic research to explore links between coffee and health.

"Coffee and caffeine have been linked to beneficial and adverse health effects. Our findings may allow us to identify subgroups of people most likely to benefit from increasing or decreasing coffee consumption for optimal health," said Marilyn Cornelis, research associate in the Department of Nutrit...

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