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A Taste for Fat


There is evidence for a direct role of the taste system in the consumption and preference of high-fat foods. Image: iStockphoto

By Russell Keast

Desensitisation to the taste of fat may be an important factor in the obesity epidemic.

Russell Keast is Associate Professor in the Sensory Science Group at Deakin University.

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