Genetic variation linked to sugary food

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 05:49 in Biology & Nature

A new study released today in the online edition of 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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