Navigation Links
Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

er-sensitive allele (P) on the TAS2R38 receptor gene predicted sensitivity to the bitter taste of PROP in both children and mothers. While 70% of children and 50% of mothers with either AP or PP alleles detected bitterness in the weakest PROP solution, the same solution tasted bitter to only a few individuals with two bitter-insensitive alleles (AA).

Children and adults with two bitter-sensitive alleles (PP) were more sensitive to bitter taste than those with just one (AP).

Genetic influences on bitter taste sensitivity were in some cases modified by age. In individuals with the mixed AP genotype, children were more sensitive to bitter than adults, with 64% of children but only 43% of adults able to detect bitterness in the weakest PROP solution.

"This type of information will one day help to improve the diets of our children by allowing us to devise better strategies to enhance fruit and vegetable acceptance in children who are sensitive to bitter taste," comments Mennella. "It may be that childhood represents a time of heightened bitter taste sensitivity in some children, which lessens with age. Such a scenario would account for the increase of vegetable consumption that often occurs as children mature into adulthood. This is definitely an area that merits more research."

The bitter receptor genotype also predicted children's sweet preference, along with their preference for sweet-tasting beverages and foods. Children with a bitter-sensitive allele (PP or AP) preferred higher concentrations of sucrose solutions than did bitter-insensitive (AA) children, and were more likely to identify carbonated drinks as a preferred beverage. They also were less likely to name milk or water as one of their two favorite beverages. Favorite cereals and beverages of PP children had higher sugar content than corresponding selections of AA children.

According to study co-author, geneticist Danielle Reed, PhD, "The children most sensitive to PRO
'"/>

Source:Monell Chemical Senses Center


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Evolution of taste receptor may have shaped human sensitivity to toxic compounds
2. Bad aftertaste? New sensory on/off switch may cure bane of artificial sweetener search
3. Bitter or sweet? The same taste bud can tell the difference
4. Have a taste for fat? Yes! A sensor in the mouth promotes preference for fatty foods
5. Living taste cells produced outside the body
6. Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears
7. Sweet water taste paradoxically predicts sweet taste inhibitors
8. How taste response is hard-wired into the brain
9. Variation in bitter-taste receptor gene increases risk for alcoholism
10. Scientists solve sour taste proteins
11. Tastes great! Study shows brains response to pleasing -- and changing -- tastes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Children taste sensitivity and food choices influenced taste gene

(Date:7/11/2014)... 3, 2014, Shenzhen, China Researchers from Salk Institute ... the first time evaluated the safety and reliability ... successfully developed a new method, TALEN-HDAdV, which could ... stem cell (hiPSC). This study published online in ... theoretical foundation for stem cell-based gene therapy. , ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 The increased risk of kidney injury ... resuscitation fluids reflects the mass of HES molecules, according ... official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). ... harmful effect of HES on cultured human renal proximal ... Christian Wunder and colleagues of University Hospital Wrzburg, Austria. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... DUBLIN , July 11, 2014 ... the "International Biometrics Technology Market - Industry Analysis ... report to their offering. ... attacks and crimes has created a need for high ... methods used for personnel authentication such as username and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2In lab studies, hydroxyethyl starch has direct harmful effects on kidney cells 2International Biometrics Technology Market - Industry Analysis Size Share Growth Trends and Forecast to 2019 2
... Biochemistry demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart ... increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant ... known natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols, which ... observed with grape consumption. This study, funded by ...
... Brussels-BE, 2 May 2013 -- A new analysis has ... which women with oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer are at ... and may benefit from prolonged endocrine treatment. The ... with oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer whose cancer recurs more ...
... A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study ... increase their self-compassion and ability to manage thoughts and ... Education Online , also discusses how this innovative course ... more empowered to use mind-body skills with their patients. ...
Cached Biology News:Study uncovers mechanism for how grapes reduce heart failure associated with hypertension 2Genetic and clinical factors best to predict late recurrence in estrogen receptor POS breast cancer 2Genetic and clinical factors best to predict late recurrence in estrogen receptor POS breast cancer 3BUSM study shows positive impact of mind-body course on well-being of medical students 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... EPFL and the University of  Geneva ... John P. Donoghue . The American neuroscientist is ... . The new Wyss Center for Bio- ... Geneva , has named as its director one ... Donoghue , founder of Brown University,s Institute for Brain ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to ... Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital ... using the flat surface of their computer screens. ... orders of magnitude more efficient, saving time, money ... areas of experimental biology. The software and its ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Faso (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... today have access to an additional family planning ... access to contraception at all levels of the ... lower-dose formulation of a widely used contraceptive—Pfizer’s Depo-Provera® ... , Burkina Faso is the first of four ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Deep Knowledge Ventures ... Forum on ‘Commercialising Longevity Research’ and welcomed a ... the London Bioscience Innovation Center for the event, ... Aging Analytics Ltd. The meeting highlighted the need ... research for age-related disease, as well as the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 3Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 2Virtual Finger Enables Scientists To Navigate And Analyze 3D Images Of Complex Biological Structures 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 2DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 3DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 4DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 5DKV Sponsors Forum on Commercialising Longevity Research; Brings Together Scientists, Investors, Entrepreneurs and Celebrities 6
... MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J., Oct. 16 National Stem,Cell Holding, ... a,provisional patent application for a newly discovered group ... progenitor cell,lines, that may stimulate a variety of ... skins ability to preserve and repair,itself . ...
... Novartis Takes Top Spot, Previously Held by GlaxoSmithKline ... 16 Thomson,Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation ... of information solutions to the worldwide research and,business ... recent,quarterly review of scientific literature on drugs and ...
... N.Y., Oct. 15 EpiCept Corporation,(Nasdaq and OMX ... Drewe,Senior Director of Lead Discovery, will be presenting ... at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, ... the advances into pre-clinical,testing of drug discovery efforts ...
Cached Biology Technology:National Stem Cell Holding Announces Patent Application for Newly Discovered Cellular Derived Biomaterials for Anti-Aging Applications 2National Stem Cell Holding Announces Patent Application for Newly Discovered Cellular Derived Biomaterials for Anti-Aging Applications 3Thomson Scientific Publishes 'Who Is Making The Biggest Splash?' - A Quarterly Review of Scientific Literature on Drugs and Therapies From April - June 2007 2Thomson Scientific Publishes 'Who Is Making The Biggest Splash?' - A Quarterly Review of Scientific Literature on Drugs and Therapies From April - June 2007 3EpiCept to Present Pre-clinical Advances of Myc Oncogene Directed Drug Discovery at Assays and Cellular Targets Conference 2EpiCept to Present Pre-clinical Advances of Myc Oncogene Directed Drug Discovery at Assays and Cellular Targets Conference 3EpiCept to Present Pre-clinical Advances of Myc Oncogene Directed Drug Discovery at Assays and Cellular Targets Conference 4EpiCept to Present Pre-clinical Advances of Myc Oncogene Directed Drug Discovery at Assays and Cellular Targets Conference 5
... to Ki67 - Proliferation Marker, prediluted ... related nuclear protein, expressed by proliferating cells ... cycle (G1, S, G2 and M phase). ... Ki67 antibodies are useful in establishing the ...
Request Info...
Rabbit polyclonal to Aortic Elastin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 2006 SwissProtID: P15502...
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor C Class: Antibody Product Group: Angiogensis...
Biology Products: