Your Ability To "Smell" The Taste Of Foods Can Lessen With Age, Oregon State University Study

Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.

Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, researchers explained.

The study included 102 healthy nonsmokers, aged 18 to 72, who ate various foods and were asked to rate how intensely they detected two tastes (sweet and salty) and four odors (strawberry, vanilla, chicken and soy sauce).

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