Non-smoking human populations such as Mennonites do not lose
taste sensitivity with age. So perhaps if anything is lost at
the molecular level, it is environmentally caused.
Are there data on laboratory animals and age changes in taste?
Cynthia M Beall, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106-7125
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