Do genes influence what we like to eat?

Probably.  This is a quite intriguing result reported at the most recent Experimental Biology meetings in Chicago. 

“For (this) study, the researchers analyzed the genetics of 818 men and women of European ancestry and gathered information about their diet using a questionnaire. The researchers found that the genes they studied did play a significant role in a person’s food choices and dietary habits. For example, higher chocolate intake and a larger waist size was associated with certain forms of the oxytocin receptor gene, and an obesity-associated gene played a role in vegetable and fiber intake. They also observed that certain genes were involved in salt and fat intake.”

Dr. D.

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