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Perception of sweetness intensity determines women's hedonic and other perceptual responsiveness to chocolate food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9716434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study tested 63 women for hedonic and other perceptual responsiveness to a chocolate food. Subjects tasted four chocolate puddings varying in sugar (high and low) and fat (high and low) content and rated them for pleasantness, caloric density, fillingness and flavor intensities. Results emphasised the importance of sweetness intensity in determining women's responses to the chocolate puddings. Women's perception of sweetness intensity was accurate to sugar content and results consistently indicated that their hedonic responses to the chocolate puddings were based on the perceived sweetness. Women's perception of the caloric density of the puddings was based on their perception of the fat content of the puddings; however, interpretation of that finding must be qualified because the subjects' perception of fat content was inaccurate. The women's perception of sweetness intensity accounted for 31% of the variability in fat perception. Women's perception of the intensity of chocolate flavor was also significantly associated with perceived sweetness of the puddings. These data suggest that the women's accurate perception of the sugar content of the chocolate puddings played a primary role in determining their hedonic and other perceptual responses.
P J Geiselman; C F Smith; D A Williamson; C M Champagne; G A Bray; D H Ryan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-23     Completed Date:  1998-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1998 Academic Press.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Fats
Energy Intake
Sweetening Agents*
Taste Threshold*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Sweetening Agents

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