The button of the coffee machine: it’s in your genes

“Coffee anyone?” is the question that is asked regularly at the office of Omnigen. Almost everyone from team Omnigen drinks coffee, but to which extent is quite different. One is bouncing up and down after two cups of coffee in the morning, while another drinks espresso all day long without any effect. Recognizable? The difference can be explained by using information from your genes. A study published in Nature indicates that there are a number of genes that play a role in the demand for coffee. It is actually genetically determined if you drink a lot of coffee or not.

Besides this, there is something else that may affect the amount of coffee you drink, namely the digestion of caffeine. Maybe it is harder to fall asleep at night when you drink a cup of coffee just before you go to bed? The reason for this also lies in the genes. A certain gene causes for predisposition for the fast metabolization of caffeine. This means that you quickly digest the caffeine, so it is out of your system quite fast; the effects of the caffeine will be very short, if noticeable at all. On the other hand, a person may have a predisposition for slow caffeine metabolism. With this, the caffeine will be in the body longer and the effects will be more noticeable and perhaps more intense. Hence, you may have trouble falling asleep at night if you drink coffee in the evening.

 

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