The Academic Minute interviews UB biologist about sweets and obesity

Published January 24, 2014

Kathryn Medler, associate professor of biological sciences, was interviewed on Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute about why sweets can be experienced differently by people of different weights. “Previous studies have shown that obesity can lead to changes in the brain and the nerves that connect it with the tongue. But no one had ever looked at the taste cells that make contact with the food, so that’s where I decided to focus my work,” she said. The interview also appeared on Inside Higher Education.

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