Obesity may blunt your taste buds: Scientists discover part of the brain that processes flavours is less active in severely overweight rats

Being obese could blunt a person’s taste buds, research suggests.

Scientists from Binghamton University in New York analysed the brain responses of severely overweight rats after they were exposed to different tastes.

They found the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), involved with taste processing, ‘lit up’ less in the obese animals than in their leaner counterparts.

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