My genetic profile predicts that I will consume less or no coffee. But it’s wrong. This confused me but then I looked at the data. I have only 1 genetic variant that says I’m likely to consume more caffeine which they determine is as if I had none at all. So, it’s all probabilities.

My genetic profile predicts that I will consume less or no coffee.

But it’s wrong. This confused me but then I looked at the data.

I have only 1 genetic variant that says I’m likely to consume more caffeine which they determine is as if I had none at all.

So, it’s all probabilities.

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A common error is seeing probabilities and considering them certainties.

But they’re not. Let’s say there was an 80% chance that I would be a low coffee drinker.

Does that mean I’m a low coffee drinker?

No, it means there’s a 1 in 5 chance that I’m a normal or heavy coffee drinker.

See how different it sounds?

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Ultimately though, I think I use coffee medicinally, to counteract heavy ADHD.

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