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New research suggests that DNA helps us to decide we prefer coffee or tea. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia studied how our affected our taste and why we like some more than others. Following the research, researchers believe they know why of us prefer coffee while others like tea more. The researchers found that people who like more tastes are more likely to drink coffee. The researchers said they found something in their research. People who were more to the bitter taste of caffeine were more to prefer coffee to tea. They were also more likely to drink more coffee than who were not so sensitive to caffeine.

Researchers looked at on more than 400,000 men and women in the United Kingdom. They also looked at an Australian that compared the of 1,757 twins with their . The researchers said genes aren't the only factors affecting people's tastes. Other things like our changing , social factors or the effects of taking medicine can also turn us on or off coffee or tea. The said we can learn to like coffee. Dr Liang-Dar Hwang said: "Bitter taste is shaped not only by , but also environmental factors. Even though humans dislike bitterness, we can learn to like or enjoy bitter-tasting food after being exposed to environmental .

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