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Body shape linked to your tastebuds

By Zoe Nauman          

        Scientists can determine someone's favourite food from their body shape. They have discovered  that the arrangement of  tastebuds on the tongue varies for different body types.The scientist team examined 1,000 British adults and divided them into three physiologically recognised body  typesectomorphs, endomorphs and mesomorphs .They determinded that a person’s body type indicated where they were likely to have the most tastbuds—on the sweet, bitter or salty areas of their tongue.

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        The study showed that ectomorphs, who make up one in three of the population, usually have a small delicate shape, have a sweet tooth but hate bitter foods. Mesomorphs, who make up 20  per cent of the population, usually have a muscular shape and prefer salty or bitter foods but dislike sweet  foods. Half the British  population  are endomorphs  with soft,  rounded  bodies, and they  like most foods. The findings  showed  that for two in three people food preference   was a physiological  rather than a psychological choice.

 

        Body  shape expert Simon Bradshaw , who takes charge of this team, said: "It appears that simply by looking at an individual's body shape we can make assumptions  about  their  taste  preferences." But  Catherine Collins, of the British Dietetic Association said: "It is difficult to dictate whether our bodyshape dictates 

 

the food  we  like, or the food  we like dictates  bodyshape.

         It stands to reason people who prefer most types of foods will be fatter and  people who are the endomorphshape tend to find it more difficult to lose weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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