How some of us are born with a taste for salt: Gene variant means people use the condiment to mask bitter ingredients 

If you find yourselves reaching for the salt cellar every time a meal is served, your genes may be playing a part.
While some people have a sweet tooth, others are genetically predisposed to crave salty food, experts have found.
But these genes, which are rooted in human evolution, may be putting our health at risk.
Every human carries a distinctive set of taste receptors which gives a unique perception of how foods and medicines taste.
Experts in the US found that people with a common variant of a gene called TAS2R38 were nearly twice as likely to eat unhealthy amounts of salt.
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14 November 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Daily Mail

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