Obese people may be more sensitive to food smells

April 3, 2015 4:56 PM

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(Reuters) - Obese people are better at detecting the scent of chocolate and find it more pleasant than non-obese people, according to a small UK study.

Recent research suggests that smell plays a large role in people’s food intake, as the sense of smell is linked to the hunger center in the brain, the researchers write in Chemical Senses.

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