Obese children may have a harder time tasting fats than leaner kids

April 1, 2015 6:33 PM

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(Reuters Health) - - Obese children may have taste buds that are less able to detect fats than those of leaner kids, a factor that could contribute to excessive eating, a small study suggests.

"Some people may be more susceptible to dietary fat than others," said Russell Keast, a nutrition researcher at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, who wasn't involved in the study. "The data indicates that there may be a genetic component to dietary fat that is highlighted in the obese," he ...

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