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GamingCupcake t1_j8gwqij wrote

Per the linked article, high coffee consumption = “three or more cups of coffee each day”


n4ppyn4ppy t1_j8h3swu wrote

You forgot the "The new study finds that the presence of a particular gene variant can result in coffee being three times more likely to cause kidney dysfunction." part


chase_the_sun_ t1_j8i489j wrote

23&me checks this and I have rs4410790 varient. So I'm gonna keep drinking that brown gold liquid


Rasputin0P t1_j8iwbqc wrote

Where do you find it


mrcake123 t1_j8jg21e wrote

Search for Coffee Consumption report inside of 23


keylimedragon t1_j8jldk5 wrote

What does it mean if I have no variants detected? The report says I'm likely to consume less caffeine, which makes me think I would be a slow metabolizer but is that not the case?


mrcake123 t1_j8jln5a wrote

Yeah just saw that report doesn't actually test for the variant in the article. So yeah no clue :)


Status_Term_4491 t1_j8jwjwt wrote

Now your dna is in a government database... Congrats


HippieInDisguise2_0 t1_j8ka9kh wrote

Why should I be concerned about this and if I'm interested in my specific mutations what alternative do I have?


Shootemout t1_j8nesqo wrote

the only thing i would be concerned with is how insurance companies could interact with individuals that have a hereditary disease (a.k.a denial of coverage due to a 'pre-existing conditon'). It's illegal for them to deny you *now* but in 5, 10 or even 15 years it could change.


Fy_Faen t1_j8ktn32 wrote

You should be concerned about the uses you haven't imagined, rather than the ones you already have. DNA is what makes you, YOU, and once that information is outside your control, there's nothing you can do to change it.


runslow0148 t1_j8kukhf wrote

Yeah, but it’s not a full sequence, just markers. So what are they going to do? Longitudinal studies to figure out the impacts of certain gene mutations… oh no..


rather_be_redditing t1_j8lcu8c wrote

Yes, then change your insurance rates to match.


Fy_Faen t1_j8m6fmz wrote

Or have a company not hire you, because you have a marker for an 'expensive' illness, and they want to keep their benefit costs down, so they only hire people with favourable genes.


Soulphite t1_j8gz4no wrote

Coffee "cup" standard is 6 Oz. A standard coffee mug is 12 ounces. Most people have 1-2 mugs of coffee a day equivalent to 4 "cups" of coffee in a day. Caffeine is a hell of a drug.


MadcapHaskap t1_j8hrt1s wrote

Yeah; when I was at six pints of coffee a day, I'd get debillitating headaches if I went more than one day without it.


floog t1_j8k7nri wrote

Welp, my numbers just shot up.


SkunkMonkey t1_j8hrj8i wrote

Whew! I only have two cups. My cup holds half a pot ;)


lygaret t1_j8ie12d wrote

"Would you like your extra large pizza cut into 8 or 12 pieces?" "Oh, 8 please. I couldn't eat 12!"


mechapoitier t1_j8iinze wrote

And it looks like it might be caffeine in general. I know a guy who basically lived off of monster energy drinks and was regularly getting kidney stones by his late 20s.


halofreak7777 t1_j8iqwnm wrote

They never defined what kind of cup they are talking about. 8oz per cup? Or the same kind of "cup" as listed on my French press. Because my French press says it makes 8 "cups", but its only 32oz or 4 actual cups and I only drink 4 "cups", which is 2 actual 8oz servings.


keylimedragon t1_j8jjw45 wrote

Edit: The report says they're treating a cup as 100mg of caffeine from Italian espresso.

It's hard to find an authoritative source, but from googling it seems like a "standard cup" is indeed 8oz of coffee and it contains about 95mg of caffeine.

The FDA also says 8oz but 80-100mg caffeine.


Misabi t1_j8jwia7 wrote

>The report says they're treating a cup as 100mg of caffeine from Italian espresso.

Traditionally that would also be made with coffee containing more robusta beans in Italy, which has higher caffeine than the Arabica coffee generally used in the US. A double shot of espresso made from arabica in most coffee shops would likely contain 60mg to 80mg of caffeine.

"Espresso typically has 63 mg of caffeine in 1 ounce (the amount in one shot), according to Department of Agriculture nutrition data. Regular coffee, by contrast, has 12 to 16 mg of caffeine in every ounce, on average. That means that ounce for ounce, espresso has more caffeine.6/01/2023"



keylimedragon t1_j8k2bfl wrote

The study doesn't say, but I'm wondering if since it's an observational study, they estimated total mg of caffeine per day and divided by 100 to get cups. But it's weird that they specify Italian espresso specifically and you're right that an espresso shot has about 60-65mg so it would be about 1.5 shots per cup.


Jets237 t1_j8jw6mk wrote

what if I only have 2 but each of my "cups" are 20-24ozs?

i'm safe right?




UnluckyNate t1_j8keuks wrote

I work in healthcare and a patient let me know a life-hack for alcohol use that should also work for coffee. He said, if you never let your glass get empty, it only counts as one drink


verdantx t1_j8k4h0r wrote

It’s actually totally fine and probably better than two standard cups. As long as you brew them with the same amount of coffee.


Timmerdogg t1_j8k47kx wrote

Those are 40 oz cups right? Tell me they're 40oz cups