The sense of smell has been, for the first time, linked to obesity .
Recent research has highlighted that a sense of smell impacts how we interpret food.
Overweight individuals have a more heightened sense of smell for food than others, according to this recent study.
The research, undertaken by the University of Portsmouth, states that these findings could go towards explaining the reason as to why certain individuals struggle to diet .
We already already know that a part of our brain processes information regarding smells which is connected to the brain’s feeding centres.
A quarter of adults are presently obese in the UK, with an adundance of food and minimal exercise being responsible for this situation.
This research is likely to stimulate further research in this area which could potentially help individuals who struggle to lose weight .