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PERSONALIZATION #15: HENETICS OF FAT TASTE ? – All humans love the taste of sweets and fats which has enabled the food industry to promote the global epidemic of obesity by producing high sugar/high fat foods like pizza, French fries, cookies, cakes, and pastries as a greater part of the diet than ever before beginning in the U.S. 50 years ago and spreading around the world in the last 30 years.You don’t actually taste fat but you sense it through a protein on the surface of the taste buds called CD 36 which binds fatty acids in the fats you eat moving them inside nerve cells which send a signal to your brain. Some people have lower CD36 levels than others and prefer high fat foods more than others. Studies show that lower levels of CD36 are more common among African-Americans and Native Americans.Fat preference is learned through usual dietary habits, and you can lower fat intake by using healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, and nuts and limiting high fat processed foods, cooking oils and salad dressings. This genetic difference in fat taste may explain in part the popularity of high fat diets like the Atkins Diet and the resistance to lowering fats as part of Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #fats #taste #weightlossjourney #genetics to learn more read Personalized Nutrition and Transformation by Heber and Bowerman available on for $5.49 and go to and

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