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Association between Taste Sensitivity and Conlonic Diseases
Chen Mengling1Zhu Sheng2Zhu Xi1Zhu Wenjie1Ju Yurui1Zhou Xinyi1Zhang Genhua1
(1.College of Biology and Food Engineering,Changshu Institute of Technology,Changshu 215500,China)(2.Changshu Fifth People’s Hospital,Changshu 215500,China)
People ready to undergo colonoscopy were recruited volenteer as subjects from several major hospitals in Changshu city. Dip-coating method was used to detect the sweet and bitter taste thresholds. The relationship between taste sensitivity and colonic diseases was discussed based on the taste tests,colonoscopy reporting and diet questionnaire. The results showed that sweet,bitter sensitivity were decreased with age. When all subjects were analyzed,the bitterness threshold of colitis and polyp groups was significantly higher than normal group,but the sweetness threshold had no significance; however,the age of colitis and polyp groups was significantly greater than the normal group. Further analysis on the age of 45~64 years(no age difference among the three groups)showed that,sweetness threshold in colitis or polyps group was significantly lower than the normal group,while the bitterness threshold did not change. It suggests that people with high sweet sensitivity,less dietary fiber intake,have higher the risk of colon disease. In addition,the sweetness threshold test has great value for the early diagnosis and treatment of colitis or colon polyps,colon cancer prevention and the protection of human health.


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