26 Apr '13, 3pm
Genetic Testing for the Health Conscious Coffee Drinker: I ordered the 23andMe test to learn more about how my...
Instead of jumping into the strengths or weaknesses of the studies used, I’d like to propose an alternate way for coffee drinkers to assess how much coffee helps or doesn’t help them in the prevention of these serious health problems. If a coffee drinker had an elevated risk for an outcome that could be helped by coffee, then continuing to drink coffee or even drinking more might be a wise path. However, if a coffee drinker is not genetically predisposed to an illness that coffee consumption is to provide benefit, then assuming coffee yields an additional protective shield may be a false assumption. And lastly, if ones genes signaled issues with coffee consumption then a reduction or elimination of coffee might produce the best health outcome.