Taste perception and food choices / R Negri; M Di Feola; S Di Domenico; M Giuseppa Scala; G Artesi; S Valente; et.ál..-- pp. 624-29.-- En: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.-- 54, 5 (2012)
PERCEPCION DEL GUSTO
CONDUCTA DE ELECCION
RECEPTORES ACOPLADOS A PROTEINAS G
Ubicación: CANIA. CD
Tipo de Material: Separata
OBJECTIVES: The extent to which variation in taste perception influences food preferences is, to date, controversial. Bitterness in food triggers an innate aversion that is responsible for dietary restriction in children. We investigated the association among genetic variations in bitter receptor TAS2R38 and food choices in healthy children in the Mediterranean area, to develop appropriate tools to evaluate the relation among genetic predisposition, dietary habits, and feeding disorders. The aims of the study were to get a first baseline picture of taste sensitivity in healthy adults and their children and to explore taste sensitivity in a preliminary sample of obese children and in samples affected by functional gastrointestinal diseases....Continua.