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Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Sensing Fat with Our Taste Buds

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Caption: Washington University researchers are the first to identify a potential human receptor for tasting fat. In a series of taste tests, they've found that people can identify fat in a liquid solution and that their ability to identify fat changes according to how much of a particular receptor protein they manufacture. Jim Dryden reports.

Credit: Washington University BioMed Radio

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