Why do we love coffee when it is so bitter?
More research is needed to validate whether there is a causal link between genes and specific taste perceptions.
Scientists are planning to delve further into the relationship between taste perception and health - to evaluate if bitter taste genes have implications on disease risks.
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Scientists determined that a person who is more sensitive to the bitter taste of caffeine drinks more coffee.
The stimulating effects of caffeine on the brain act as a kind of positive reinforcement.
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