TASTE GENETICS, FOOD CHOICE AND OBESITY.

Project Details

Description

This project will investigate individual differences in genetic sensitivity to bitter taste (PROP tasting) as a biological marker for dietary intake and obesity. The data collected in this project will help us to understand the specific dietary patterns that promote obesity in young women and identify those who may be at greatest risk. This work will also lead to the development of improved nutrition interventions that can be targeted to an individual's genetic taste background and therefore optimally promote behavior change in that individual. These innovations are expected to improve the health, nutrition and quality of life for citizens of New Jersey and the nation.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/109/30/13

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))

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