You Got Your Blue Eyes from Mom, and Your Fondness for Butter from Dad
While it's very rare to find someone who really, truly doesn't like fatty foods (the preference evolved to help our ancestors survived in leaner, pre-vending machine times), scientists have found that certain forms of the fat-loving gene make some people go crazy for the stuff. In a study recently published in the journal Obesity
, food and nutrition researchers explain that those with a variation of the CD36 gene (that's about 21 percent of the population) tended to rate salad dressings as creamier, half-and-half as tastier, and cooking oil as more appealing. The study results may help explain why some people have a harder time sticking to a low-fat diet than to a low-carb diet, one of the researchers told Science Daily
We like that it gives butter-lovers a bit of a break (it's not my willpower--it's my genes!) without suggesting that they completely throw in the towel on diets and healthy eating.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.