Your Genes May Determine Whether You Favor Certain Foods Over Others

Your Genes May Determine Whether You Favor Certain Foods Over Others

Now, new findings published in the journal Nature Human Behavior suggest that individuals’ predilection for different types of foods may be linked to their genetics, CNN reports. Scientists sought to find any evidence that might link people’s food preferences to specific genetic markers. Researchers found genetic links for 13 dietary habits, including consumption of alcohol, other drinks and foods, as well as human diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Nine gene locations were associated with the consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol, yogurt, cheese, fermented soybeans, tofu, fish, vegetables and meat. Because only Japanese natives were studied, experts said the genetic variations associated with food preferences might be different among other populations around the world.

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