According to a study from the University of Guelph, genetic variation in taste receptors may influence snacking patterns of preschoolers. Snacking is a substantial source of calories in preschoolers’ diets. In this study, some children with certain genotypes consumed snacks with significantly more calories from sugar, and these snacks were consumed mostly in the evening. Perhaps knowing the children’ genotype can help parents make better decisions related to buying healthier snacks and best times for snacking during the day.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.