Our preferences for alcoholic drinks and coffee are genetically linked to their psychostimulant effects. Photo: Alamy

People love coffee, beer and sugary drinks for the hit not the taste, and it’s genetic, study finds

  • Researchers seeking the taste genes responsible for what we drink found our preferences were instead linked to the effects of alcohol, coffee and sugary drinks
  • The findings could help in the search for ways to intervene when consumption patterns become unhealthy
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Our preferences for alcoholic drinks and coffee are genetically linked to their psychostimulant effects. Photo: Alamy
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There are numerous benefits from drinking wine, including a healthier liver, better mental health, even stronger teeth. Photo: Alamy

How wine protects your liver, raises good cholesterol levels and helps you live longer

  • Drinking wine in moderation – no more than two glasses a day – has many health benefits
  • It can help with mental health in the elderly and even prevent tooth decay
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There are numerous benefits from drinking wine, including a healthier liver, better mental health, even stronger teeth. Photo: Alamy
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