Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds.
Our tongues apparently recognize and have an affinity for fat, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They have found that variations in a gene can make people more or less sensitive to the taste of fat.
Please note: This is NOT my article and only the introduction to Receptor for Tasting Fat Identified in Humans.
Study Source: The fatty acid translocase gene, CD36, and lingual lipase influence oral sensitivity to fat in obese subjects.”Journal of Lipid Research, Dec. 31, 2011.
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