Gene may explain fatty food preference

01/17/2012 | FoodNavigator

Just as tastes such as sour, sweet and bitter are detected in the mouth, scientists believe they've found a gene, CD36, linked to the perception of fats. "The ultimate goal is to understand how our perception of fat in food might influence what foods we eat and the quantities of fat that we consume," said researcher Nada Abumrad of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The research was published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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