To make clear the relationship between taste threshold and skinfold thickness as an index of obesity, the taste threshold of the female subjects who lived in Shiramine-village, Ishikawa Prefecture were measured with an electrogustmeter in the chorda tympani. The results obtained were as follows. 1. The taste threshold values measured with an electrogustmeter did not change significantly with age. 2. There was significant positive correlation between abdominal skinfold thickness and taste threshold value measured with an electrogustmeter. This relationship was pronounced in subjects of 49 years old or less. These results suggest that there might be some relationships between female obesity and the elevation of taste threshold, namely, numbness of taste, especially, at 49 years old or less.