Obesity is a risk factor for several diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular complications. It is established that there is a difference of taste perception between lean and obese subjects. We used alternative forced-choice method to evaluate linoleic acid (LA) sensitivity in 58 West African subjects. LA sensitivity is inversely correlated with the body mass index and the waist circumference, and obesity biomarkers are higher as body mass index (BMI) increase. Our work suggests differences of fat taste sensitivity between BMI categories. Moreover, waist circumference was positively correlated with reduced fat taste sensitivity.
Keys words: Obesity, body mass index (BMI), fatty acid sensitivity.
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