The Science Behind the Foods We Love (and the Ones We Hate!)
By Kate Rockwood
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Adulthood: Old Favorites
Over time many of us begin to lose sensitivity in the smelling department—a sense that accounts for the majority of what we consider flavor. An estimated 50 percent of people between 65 and 80 experience a significant loss of smell as they get older. Consequently, foods you once loved may start to seem bland.