Sweet taste as a predictor of dietary intake: a systematic review

Tan, Sze Yen and Tucker, Robin M. 2019, Sweet taste as a predictor of dietary intake: a systematic review, Nutrients, vol. 11, no. 1, doi: 10.3390/nu11010094.

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Title Sweet taste as a predictor of dietary intake: a systematic review
Author(s) Tan, Sze YenORCID iD for Tan, Sze Yen orcid.org/0000-0002-9607-202X
Tucker, Robin M.
Journal name Nutrients
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Total pages 15
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2019-01-05
ISSN 2072-6643
Keyword(s) diet
sweet taste
Dietary Carbohydrates
Diterpenes, Kaurane
Energy Intake
Food Preferences
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sweetening Agents
Taste Perception
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Nutrition & Dietetics
Summary Taste is frequently cited as an important factor in food choice, and while a number of studies have attempted to identify relationships between taste function and dietary intake, a systematic review of these studies has been lacking. This review identified studies that examined associations between taste function or taste perception and dietary intake. The purpose was to determine which taste measure was most closely associated with dietary intake in healthy adults. Studies that measured some component of dietary intake, either acutely or longer-term, were eligible for inclusion. Studies were grouped into three categories: those that measured sensitivity (thresholds), intensity, or hedonic responses to sweet stimuli. Sensitivity and intensity studies demonstrated little association with dietary intake measures. Hedonic measurements were more likely to be associated with dietary intake, especially if sweet likers were analyzed separately from sweet dislikers, but the degree of heterogeneity among stimulus concentrations and dietary measures as well as small sample sizes likely obscured more consistent relationships between hedonic evaluation and dietary intake. Due to the potential for within-day and between-day variability in both taste function and dietary intake, future work should explore obtaining more than one taste measurement before comparing results to longer-term dietary assessments and attempts to standardize methods.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/nu11010094
Field of Research 1111 Nutrition And Dietetics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2019, The Authors
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