KL2 alumni Dr. Pepino finds age, obesity, and dopamine appear to influence preference for sweet foods

Yanina Pepino

M. Yanina Pepino, PhD

A study by KL2 alumni Dr. M. Yanina Pepino and KL2 mentor Dr. Tamara Hershey finds as young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But for people with obesity, new research suggests that the drop-off may not be as steep and that the brain’s reward system operates differently in obese people than in thinner people. Read more in The Source »