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"Fat" identified as a primary taste

Researchers at Deakin University in Australia have identified "fat" as a sixth primary taste, following sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.  In addition, they found that people who have a greater sensitivity to the fat taste will crave less fat and not eat as much of it, implying that desensitivity to the fat taste may contribute to obesity.

Reuters story.
Tags: fat, nutrition, obesity, science, taste
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