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The importance of sensory context in young children's acceptance of salty tastes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3757599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acceptance of and expressed preference for varying levels of salt (NaCl) were assessed among children 3-6 years of age. 20 children received 0, 0.17, and 0.34 M NaCl in aqueous solution, and 20 received these same NaCl concentrations in a soup broth. In both groups, children were asked to ingest as much as they wanted to each stimulus during brief, sequential presentations and to indicate which stimulus they preferred in a series of paired-comparison presentations. A striking, context-specific reaction to the taste of salt was observed on both measures. Children in this age group strongly rejected even the moderate level of salt in water relative to unsalted water. In contrast, the most highly salted soup was well accepted and preferred to either unsalted or moderately salted soup by the majority of children.
Authors:
B J Cowart; G K Beauchamp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child development     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0009-3920     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Dev     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-30     Completed Date:  1986-10-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372725     Medline TA:  Child Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1034-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child Psychology
Child, Preschool
Female
Food Preferences*
Humans
Male
Sodium Chloride* / administration & dosage
Taste*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5 T32 NS07176-05/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 HL31736/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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