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No effect on intake and liking of soup enhanced with mono-sodium glutamate and celery powder among elderly people with olfactory and/or gustatory loss.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19462326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) and/or flavors may improve palatability and intake in elderly people. Whether this improvement is related to a decline in chemosensory sensitivity is unclear. We examined the effect of flavor-enhanced tomato soup (1,200 mg/l MSG (0.12% MSG) + 3 g/l celery powder) versus non-enhanced soup on intake and liking in 120 older adults (72+/-6 years). Olfactory and gustatory performance was measured. For the whole group, no difference in intake (198 g vs. 203 g) (P =0.97), liking (6.6 vs. 6.7) (P =0.99) and strength (7.2 vs. 7.2) (P =0.76) between the soups was found. Intake (P =0.52), liking (P =0.90) and strength (P =1.00) between the soups were not different within the low olfactory/low gustatory group. Intake and liking of the flavor-enhanced soup was not increased within elderly with low chemosensory sensitivity. Enhancing flavors to increase intake and liking may not be a uniform approach due to the heterogeneity in chemosensory losses among elderly people.
Natasja H Essed; Suzanne Kleikers; Wija A van Staveren; Frans J Kok; Cees de Graaf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  60 Suppl 5     ISSN:  1465-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-16     Completed Date:  2010-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cookery / methods
Cross-Over Studies
Food Analysis*
Food Preferences
Independent Living / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Olfaction Disorders*
Severity of Illness Index
Single-Blind Method
Sodium Glutamate / administration & dosage*
Taste Disorders*
Reg. No./Substance:
142-47-2/Sodium Glutamate

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