Did You Inherit a Sweet Tooth Or Salt Tooth?

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DALLAS -- Are you always choosing those salty fries over a sweet shake? Well, you can blame those decisions on your genes.

A new study from the American Heart Association says some people inherit a sweet tooth while others might get stuck with a salt tooth. The name of the salty gene is 'TAS2R48' and if you've got it, you probably eat more sodium than someone who doesn't.

But, chill out Veruca Salt, just like a sweet tooth a salt tooth comes with it's bad.

The study also revealed if you take in more than 2300 milligrams of salt per day, you could end up with high blood pressure. You're also more likely to have heart disease.

Now, that's some seasoned tips you probably shouldn't take with a grain of salt.

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