Study Suggests a Link Between Gene and Coffee Consumption

FrontAccording to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, your love of coffee may have as much to do with your genes as your tastebuds.  Summarizing the study in a recent post, Refinery 29 wrote “the study, found that people with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee than those who did not carry the specific variant. The researchers said that the gene might reduce cells’ ability to break down caffeine, causing it to stay in the body longer… The researchers found that people with the DNA variation in PDSS2 tended to consume fewer cups of coffee than people without it. On average, those who carried the variation had around one more cup of coffee per day than those who did not.”  We’ve mentioned studies that link coffee with genes previously, but this study is the first to call out the PDSS2 gene specifically.  Give your PDSS2 what it craves by picking up a tin of our Coffee of the Month, Bali, which is $1 off for the rest of August!

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