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Which factors influence what I prefer to eat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
As much as we would like to blame it on the buds, many other factors influence what we prefer to eat. The sense of touch might play a role because a person's ability to perceive the creaminess of fats may influence palatability. Then there are individual differences in the ability to fight food urges, try new foods, learn eating behaviors (yes, you can learn to love a new food), and other genetic influences.

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