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Taste Buds of Fat Men Vs. Lean

Obese Men Less Sensitive to Taste of Fat

New research revealed differences in how obese and lean men react to the taste of fat. The research, from the University of Adelaide in Australia, found that obese men don't taste fat as well as lean men. Researchers also found that in obese men, fat is less effective at stimulating appetite-suppressing gut hormones. "At this point it is not possible to tell whether reduced responsiveness to the taste of fat or reduced gut hormone release causes over-consumption of fat, or whether eating a high-fat diet impairs taste and hormonal responses to fat," says Christine Feinle-Bisset, a professor at the University of Adelaide. Her team is performing further studies. The current research was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB).

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