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A High-Sugar Diet Decreases Sweetness in Rats

October 12, 2022


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5-15 mins
A High Sugar Diet Decreases Sweetness In Rats
Presented by Michigan News

Knowing exactly what is in your food is critical when attempting to eat healthier. According to University of Michigan researcher Monica Dus, three-quarters of the food in the grocery store contain added sugar, making healthier lifestyle choices even more difficult. But what do the added sugars do to our sense of taste? Dus, in collaboration with other U-M researchers, discovered that a diet of high sugar does lower the ability of the taste buds to detect sweetness.

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