A Genetic Variation Is Linked to Sugary Food Consumption

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 15:21 in Biology & Nature

New study in Physiological Genomics finds individuals with a specific genetic variation consistently consume more sugary foods. Study offers the first evidence of the role that a variation in the GLUT2 gene - which 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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