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Sweet-tooth gene found


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Sweet-tooth gene found

Ruth Lafler | Jun 6, 2008 03:02 PM

It looks like no one posted this when it was released last month:

"A new study in Physiological Genomics finds that individuals with a specific genetic variation consistently consume more sugary foods. The study offers the first evidence of the role that a variation in the GLUT2 gene -- a gene that controls sugar entry into the cells -- has on sugar intake, and may help explain individual preferences for foods high in sugar."

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