Navigation Links
Birth Weight of Babies Important Predictor for Salt Preference

In a new, unique study conducted on babies and birth weight, it has been found that smaller babies with low birth weight display an increased liking for salt.// The results of the present study may serve to explain why certain individuals include more salt in their diet than others.

The study was conducted among 80 healthy babies, weighing atleast 2.5 kg. These babies were given both plain and salt water soon after birth in two separate bottles. The amount of salt water the babies drank was compared to the plain water consumption.

Surprisingly, the preference for saltwater was found to be inversely related to their birth weight. Babies with low birth weight showed an increased acceptance of salt-water solutions than babies with increased birth weight, which showed tendency to reject salt water.

A follow up study was conducted on the same group, when they had reached preschool age. Surprisingly, the same effect was observed in the study participants with regard to preference for salt. This perhaps throws light on the fact that individual preference for taste could be predetermined, more so in utero.

Similar effects were not observed for sweet or other forms of taste, leading to a definitive conclusion that acceptance of salt is definitely linked to birth weight. "The early appearance of this relationship suggests that developmental events occurring in utero may have a lasting influence on an individual's preference for salty taste", according to lead author Leslie Stein.

Early childhood is regarded to a critical age for the formation of preferences for flavor and food. That is why most grandmothers feed children variably so that they will get adapted to the new taste without any difficulty.

The researchers further intend to explore the individual differences in liking for salty taste, and hope to obtain needed insights into the underlying factors driving salt preference and intake. Perhaps, individuals wit h high blood pressure could even use the results of the experiment for more effective strategies to reduce salt intake.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Birth weight key factor in heart diseases
2. FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch
3. IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects
4. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
5. Unpredictable Premature Birth
6. New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk
7. Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects
8. Sex timing has no impact on risk of Birth defects
9. Birth weight may be influenced by genes
10. Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births
11. Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 20, 2017 , ... The Business ... Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK® Guide )v 6.0 is now available for member download. ... through Guild collaborative teams. , Non-members may download the Part 1 Introduction ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... July 19, 2017 , ... Dr. Jig Patel is ... Schaumburg, IL, with or without a referral. Understanding the difficulties that face people who ... when they choose this permanent alternative to removable dentures and bridges. Not only does ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... A July 5th article on Reuters Health News discusses a ... body contouring procedure reported experiencing a better quality of life, compared to other patients. ... types of procedures, notes that this report jibes with what they regularly hear from ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Cognition Corporation , a software company ... of its “From the Helm” Webinar Series. , These sessions will focus ... CEO, the half-hour public webinars will take an in-depth look at applying usability ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... , ... July 18, 2017 , ... An inventor from ... quick and easy way to clean, scrub and moisturize the back and other hard-to-reach ... had surgery that limited movement in my upper body, particularly my shoulders. I found ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ... on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced ... has agreed to schedule an End-of-Phase II meeting with ... its oral insulin capsule ORMD-0801 in the treatment of ... and secondary endpoints by indicating a statistically significant lowering ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... -- The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a ... a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure system thanks to a generous ... which is designed to replace animals in inhalation testing, ... airborne test materials in an environment that mimics the ... testing combustible tobacco products, as well as next generation ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... -- The tenth annual BioPharm America™ will take ... the Sheraton Boston Hotel, September 26–27. The event will ... makers and innovative biotech startup companies. The event is ... impactful days. BioPharm America is now part of Biotech ... with 4,500+ life science industry influencers participating in 8+ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: