How much do your taste buds have to do with your weight? Anything? Everything?
In a recent study researchers compared taste sensitivity in obese children and adolescents to that of healthy weight children and adolescents. According to this study, taste sensitivity is linked to weight.
Children and adolescents who were obese had less sensitive taste buds. That means for obese children sweet foods tasted less intensely sweet, bitter foods were milder and salt was not as readily perceived.
What do these differences in taste perception mean?
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