Scientists have been discovered some surprises in the body's reaction to bitterness. Dr. Tim Osbourne, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, is the senior author of the study. According to that study, receptors in the gut recognize bitter tasting toxins and secrete a hormone called cholecystokinin. This hormone suppresses the appetite and slows food movement from the stomach to the small intestine. Want to know more?
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