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Tongue has a taste for fat

Taste buds on the tongue recognise and favor fat, according to a new study that finds variations in a gene can make people more or less sensitive to the taste.

Published online in the Journal of Lipid Research, the study is the first to identify that people with a particular variant of the CD36 gene are far more sensitive to the presence of fat than others.

Read more at Washington University, St. Louis

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