People with a sweet tooth are more likely to have less body fat

While this might sound a bit odd, researchers from the University of Copenhagen believe the results of their most recent study show that those with a sweet tooth are more likely to have less body fat.

Last year a study suggested that the sweet tooth might actually be a genetic trait and that gene is also linked to limiting body fat.

"It sort of contradicts common intuition that people who eat more sugar should have less body fat," one of the researchers told Science Daily.

"But it is important to remember that we are only studying this specific genetic variation and trying to find connections to the rest of the body."

"This is just a small piece of the puzzle describing the connection between diet and sugar intake and the risk of obesity and diabetes."

"Even though the difference in the amount of body fat or blood pressure level is only minor depending on whether or not the person has this genetic variation or not, we are very confident that the results are accurate."

It is important to remember however that not everyone with a sweet tooth has this gene and that this is definitely not a substitute for a healthy diet.

Source: MummyPages