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17 August 2017

Organs in our bodies can detect sugar in our system

There are a number of organs in our bodies that can detect sugar in our system. The taste buds on the tongue are an obvious example. In addition, special cells in the pancreas monitor the glucose level of our blood and release insulin accordingly. But did you know that certain skeletal muscles can ‘taste’ sugar, too? US scientists have recently discovered how this happens and they believe that it represents a part of the complex mechanism which allows our bodies to maintain steady glucose levels, especially after a meal.

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