Obesity: Absence of Satiety Aversion to Sucrose

Science  24 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3930, pp. 496-497
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3930.496


In obese subjects, ingestion of glucose did not cause the transformation of the gustative sucrose sensation from pleasant to unpleasant as in normal subjects. This result is consistent with the theory of a decreased sensitivity to internal signals in the control of food intake of obese people.