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The twin taste test

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:12:00 +1100
They didn’t win the keys to The Block, but celebrity twins Laura and Emily Sayers may help unlock why some people crave fatty food, The Herald Sun is reporting.

The Melburnians, 25, are the new ambassadors for the Australian Twin Registry and will subject their taste buds to medical research this week.

The pair will have taste tests and be questioned about their eating habits and food preferences in their first twin study.

Laura explained they were happy to use their unique connection to help researchers.

"Many twins are unaware of the uniqee part they can play in research," Laura said.

"We are able to help researchers to better understand genetic and environmental causes in many diseases from epilepsy to cancer."

"Twins are the unsung heroes behind many medical discoveries."

The Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences study aims to unlock why some people desire fatty food more than others, and the link to weight gain.

Read the full story in The Herald Sun.

Laura and Emily Sayers
Laura and Emily Sayers: Picture David Caird, Herald Sun.
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  • The Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences study aims to unlock why some people desire fatty food more than others, and the link to weight gain.
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