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Comment author: advancedatheist 12 April 2012 02:48:08PM 3 points [-]

Your genome may have something to do with caffeine's long-term effectis. According to 23andMe, I have a variant of the marker rs762551 which supposedly makes me a "fast caffeine metabolizer." Apparently the alleles for slow caffeine metabolism can increase your heart attack risk from drinking coffee.

Reference:

Coffee, CYP1A2 genotype, and risk of myocardial infarction.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Search&db=pubmed&term=16522833