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
Topic |   Health and wellness

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