The study was being done to see if any other food choices were influenced by this enhancing bitter taste perception. Compared were participants with the gene enhancing variant and the others without. The study revealed that a person with the gene enhancing variant was likely to eat twice as much salt as a person with normal taste perception. The results from the study showed that the only thing that changed was the consumption of sodium. Alcohol, sugar and even fats all stayed the same. Ingesting that much salt over years can take an impact on the human body without a person even knowing. The gene enhancing variant may be the first of many to be discovered. In the future taste perception variant may play an important role in explaining why a person eats certain things compared to another individual.