Scientists are narrowing in on why many of us find certain foods so irresistible. In a new study, researchers in the United Kingdom found that people with a particular gene mutation have a much stronger preference for fatty foods than those without the mutation.
These same people who preferred the fatty food also showed far less desire for sweet foods compared with other study participants, the researchers found.
Obese people with a certain gene mutation have a high preference for fatty foods yet a low preference for sugary foods, highlighting the genetic underpinnings of appetite control.
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