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Customers won't eat your greens? It’s all their genes

By Oliver Morrison

Sensitivity to bitter tastes may be why some people eat fewer vegetables, according to a study. Researchers hope to learn more from this type of genetic research to help people with aversions to certain foods eat more vegetables in the future.

MC4R deficient individuals preferred high fat foods, but a reduced preference for high sugar foods.©iStock

Fat or sugar? Genes may have the deciding vote

By Will Chu

Along with taste, appearance, smell and texture, food choice may also be genetic as a study identifies biology as a factor in preferring foods high in either fat or sugar.

All gone pear-shaped

All gone pear-shaped

The mysteries of peculiar shaped fruits and vegetables appear to
have been revealed. Scientists in the US have found that disabling
one gene in a tomato can make it pear-shaped. Squash, aubergines
and pears, they claim, probably owe...

GM foods traced to the gut?

GM foods traced to the gut?

A series of research projects from the UK Food Standards Agency
have concluded that "it is extremely unlikely that genes from
genetically modified (GM) food can end up in bacteria in the gut of
people who eat them," the...

Genes for eternal life

Genes for eternal life

Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...


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