The discovery of hundreds of genes that directly influence what we choose to eat paves the way for personalized healthy diet plans, say scientists.
They believe new insights into the genetic basis for food preferences could help improve nutrition on an individual basis.
In one of the first large-scale studies of genes related to diet, researchers uncovered almost 500 genes that appear to directly influence the foods we eat.
They say their findings represent an important step toward using a person’s genetics to develop precision nutrition strategies that help improve health or prevent disease.
Research team leader Dr. Joanne Cole told South West News Service, “Some genes we identified are related to sensory pathways — including those for taste, smell, and texture — and may also increase the reward response in the brain.
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