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Obese Children Less Sensitive to Tastes

Obese children have a less-sensitive sense of taste compared with kids of normal weight, a new study suggests. Their blunted ability to distinguish the five tastes of bitter, sweet, salty, sour, and umami (an earthy, savory flavor) may prompt obese children to eat larger quantities of food to register the same taste sensation, the researchers said.
http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/3096-obese-children-less-sensitive-to-tastes.html

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