THE ITALIANS’ PASSION FOR COFFEE IS IN THEIR GENES
A scientific study of the PDSS2 gene begun fully seven years ago is yielding truly interesting results. According to a team of researchers from Edinburgh University, Trieste University, Burlo Garofolo paediatric hospital and a number of other institutions under the coordination of Italian scientist Nicola Pirastu, the Italians’ love of coffee is in their genes.
The researchers say the reason Italians drink so much coffee is that our gene pool contains a gene that affects our daily need for caffeine. Other populations studied (including, for example, a sample of 1,700 Dutch) carry a variant of the PDSS2 gene that leads them to drink less coffee.
This doesn’t come as a surprise to Covim! We didn’t need to wait all these years to guess what the result of the scientific study would be. We’ve always known that the Italians’ love of coffee is in their genes!