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Sodium detection threshold and preference for sodium chloride in humans on high and low sodium diets

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posted on 1984-07-01, 00:00 authored by Robert Di Nicolantonio, B H Teow, T O Morgan
Sodium detection threshold and preference for sodium chloride was examined in human volunteers on 2 week periods of high and low salt diets. There was no significant difference in salivary electrolytes or sodium detection threshold between the high and low salt diet periods. Sodium preference, defined as the final sodium concentration of unsalted tomato juice following the ad libitum addition of NaCl, was significantly less on the low salt diet when compared to the high salt period. These results suggest that short periods of dietary salt modification can result in marked shifts in preference for NaCl in the absence of changes in the physiological parameters measured.

History

Journal

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology

Volume

11

Issue

4

Pagination

335 - 338

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0305-1870

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

1984, John Wiley & Sons