Posts Tagged ‘taste’

Taste for Sweetness Predicts Bariatric Surgery Results?

February 9, 2021 — Can a taste for sweetness predict how well someone will do after bariatric surgery? A new study in AJCN suggests that this may be so. In fact, this prospective observational study found two predictors of weight loss in a cohort of 96 bariatric surgery patients. One was an intense taste for sweetness. The other was […]

Wake Up and Smell the Virus

April 23, 2020 — The pleasure of food is an important part of what drives us to eat and thus maintain our health. Much of that pleasure comes from food’s flavor, and our sense of smell is crucial for experiencing flavor. But it turns out that one of the early signs of infection with the new coronavirus is the […]

Obesity: How Sweet It’s Not

November 28, 2013 — A new study in PLOS ONE adds to the evidence on how obesity alters the way food tastes — especially sweet foods. Investigators at the University of Buffalo found that diet-induced obesity in mice resulted in fewer cells in the tongue that respond to sweetness. And the cells that were present were less sensitive to […]