Coffee is in my genes
A tremendous amount of research has been directed at the root of our need for coffee; one of the world’s most consumed drinks. And especially, why is it that some people need to drink more coffee than others to have the same effect?
It seems like Nature is putting an end to all our questions regarding our demand for coffee. Nature has recently published an investigation that points towards a relationship between the quantity of coffee one drinks and our genes. Bizarre!
Apparently, this has to do with a gene that determines the manner in which coffee is broken down in our bodies. This gene slows down the metabolism of coffee in our bodies; for some people this is done faster than for others. If the metabolism of caffeine is slower, the caffeine remains in our blood for longer, which is why the so-called “caffeine rush” continues longer over time.
Note: the difference is not concerning four cups of coffee a day, but only one cup a day. This is not an excuse to drink jugs of coffee a day, but could go some way towards explaining where your insatiable need for coffee is rooted. It’s all in your genes!
What gene do you have?