The findings explained that some people can directly detect the taste of starch and they crave for carbohydrates, which is driven by the sugar-fix they provide.
Researcher Julia Low said that they specifically looked at the waist size as a measure for the risk of dietary related diseases.
"Those who were most sensitive to the taste of carbohydrate ate more of these foods and had a larger waist," Low added.
A person is considered overweight, if their body mass index (BMI) is between 25 and 29, and obese if their BMI is 30 and above.
They also examined how sensitive those people were to that taste, their carbohydrate consumption and overall calorie intake along with waist measurements.
Lead researcher Professor Russell Keast said that greater intakes of energy-dense food is thought to be one of the major contributors to the global rise of overweight and obesity and carbohydrates represent a major source of energy in their diet.
Keast stated that individuals who are more sensitive to the "taste" of carbohydrate also have some form of subconscious accelerator that increases carbohydrate or starchy food consumption.
The research appeared in the Journal of Nutrition. (ANI)