Are you the kind of person who can’t function without a coffee? Or the type that gets crazy with just one zip?
Well, whatever it is, you can blame it on your ancestors.
A new research says that caffeine need can also be traced back to your genes.
Scientists identified two genes that decided if you really need caffeíne everyday or if in other hand you can’t take it without getting really hyperactive. These genes are responsable for how fast you metabolize caffeine and how much of it you need to be able to ‘work’ in the morning.
Dr. Neil Caporaso (study co-author) says “People don’t really suspect it, but genetics plays a big role in a lot of behaviors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. And now it turns out it has a part in how much caffeine we drink”.
Besides this relevant news, they also found that one of those genes has a lot of other functions, like metabolizing compounds of cancer and drugs. So this finding really helps developing cancer studies and fighting against it.
We get suprised everyday about this new studies, that can change our Future!