Coffee Intake May Be Driven by Cardiovascular Symptoms
An examination of coffee consumption habits of almost 400,000 people suggests that those habits are largely driven by a person's cardiovascular health. Data from a large population database showed that people with essential hypertension, angina, or cardiac arrhythmias drank less coffee than people who had none of these conditions. When they did drink coffee, it tended to be decaffeinated. The investigators, led by Elina Hyppönen, PhD, director of the Australian Centre for Precision Health at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, say that this predilection for avoiding coffee, which is known to produce jitteriness and heart palpitations, is based on genetics.
@shripad People drink coffee as a pick-me-up when they're feeling tired, or because it tastes good, or simply because it’s part of their daily routine, but what we don't recognize is that people subconsciously self-regulate safe levels of caffeine based on how high their blood pressure is, and this is likely a result of a protective genetic mechanism, and this means that someone who drinks a lot of coffee is likely more genetically tolerant of caffeine, as compared to someone who drinks very little