Study: Smokers have less sweet-taste sensitivity

10/24/2007 | Forbes

Women who smoke cigarettes have less sensitivity to sweet tastes than women who do not, according to U.S. research, showing that smoking dulls the sweet-taste detection that is often associated with increased food cravings. Women with a history of family alcoholism, on the other hand, preferred higher levels of sweetness and have more cravings for sweet-tasting foods, the study found.

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