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Effects of sugar and fat consumption on sweet and fat taste

journal contribution
posted on 2016-06-01, 00:00 authored by Russell KeastRussell Keast
Excessive consumption of fat and sugar is associated with development of diet related diseases. While there are multiple factors involved with overconsumption of sweet and fatty foods, the taste system is responsible for identifying sugars and fats in foods, and in this way inform consumption of potential foods. Published research linking sweet taste and sugar consumption is limited and conflicting with one recent dietary intervention supporting a link between sweet taste and sugar consumption. Fat taste is an emerging area of interest, and recent research illustrates a direct link with high-fat diet increasing fat taste thresholds while low-fat diets decrease fat taste thresholds.

History

Journal

Current opinion in behavioral sciences

Volume

9

Pagination

55-60

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

2352-1546

eISSN

2352-1554

Language

eng

Notes

This review comes from a themed issue on 'Diet, behavior and brain function'

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Elsevier

Publisher

Elsevier