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17 June 2010

Why some like things salty

Low-salt chips taste fine to some people but are tasteless to others, and researchers report this is because your genes prime you to like a little or a lot of salt.

Low-salt chips taste fine to some people but are tasteless to others, and researchers report this is because your genes prime you to like a little or a lot of salt.

In the new study, 87 participants - 45 men and 42 women aged 20 to 40 - ate salty foods like chips and pretzels. They rated the intensity of taste.

 
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