Last updated on September 2018

Genetics and Fat Taste Sensitivity

Brief description of study

A cross-sectional quantitative study will be carried out; recruiting female, Caucasian participants aged 18-65 years. The relevance of candidate gene studies is disputed. Research has shown associations between genotype and total fat intake. However, food preference is often described as a result of exposure to food types during upbringing. Many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) have been associated with fat taste sensitivity, the majority of research shows that with a reduced sensitivity comes a higher total fat consumption.

This study aims to assess the relationship between rs1761667 genotype, body mass index, fat intake, fat taste sensitivity and fat taste preference.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03666182

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St Mary's University

London, United Kingdom
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