Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

Study: people drink coffee and beer not because its taste, but the sensation it produces


IllustrationIllustration - There are people who prefer the taste of beer than coffee and vice versa. But in fact, a person's preference for caffeine and alcoholic drinks, or even sweet soda, not only comes from the taste, but also the feeling that is generated after drinking it.

This was revealed in a new study by genetic scientists at Northwestern University published in Human Molecular Genetics on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. In his latest work, Marilyn Cornelis, who previously published a book on the consumption of coffee genetics, is looking to find genes responsible for what we want to drink.

The results of the study found that people's preferences are not based on variations in taste genes, but on genes associated with the effects of drinks caused. "The genetics underlying this preference are related to the psychoactive component of this drink" Cornelis was quoted as saying by AFP. "People like the way coffee and alcohol give them a certain feeling. That's why they drink it."

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