Your love of coffee could be genetic

Your love of coffee could be genetic
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Still itching for another cup of coffee? You may be able to blame your genes.

New research published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry discovered six new gene variants that are linked to coffee and caffeine consumption. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital studied the results of previous studies, with a combined total of more than 120,000 participants. Their findings may help explain why some people can't get enough of the buzz, while others are ambivalent.

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Meghan DeMaria

Meghan DeMaria is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked for USA Today and Marie Claire.