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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Vegetarians may be genetically disposed to avoid meat

Vegetarians' dislike of meat may be in their DNA, according to a study showing that some people are genetically predisposed find the smell off-putting. Researchers found the reason some people don't like the taste of meat may be because their genes cause them to smell it more intensely. 

Scientists at Duke University Medical Centre in the United States, working with colleagues in Norway, found that about 70 per cent of people have two functional copies of a gene linked to an odour receptor that detects a compound in male mammals called androstenone, which is common in pork.


Full article from the Telegraph

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