Cells that detect sweets regulate digestive functions, experts found

04/25/2011 | WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

The sweet sensors located at the tongue can also be found in most parts of the digestive tract, which signals appetite control, glucose levels and satiety as well as recognizes calorie-rich sweeteners from calorie-free varieties, experts from Philadelphia's Monell Center found. Study researcher Dr. Robert Margolskee said that the findings may help improve diet and curb obesity and diabetes in high-risk individuals.

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