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The Obese Taste Bud Study

 

The Obese Taste Bud Study

 

Taste is one important driver for food preferences, contributes to caloric intake and the development of obesity. Obesity is associated with alterations of taste sensitivity as well as with a loss of taste buds on the tongue. Within this project, we aim to unravel mechanisms underlying these observations. We want to answer the questions, which factors change taste cell homeostasis and how this might potentially affect eating habits. In the context of a clinical study, we will modulate food choices and define novel targets for the  prevention and treatment of obesity.

Scientists working in the project

Dr. Kerstin Rohde-Zimmermann

PostDoc

Contact Project Leader

Dr. Kerstin Rohde-Zimmermann

PostDoc

Leipzig