Human Oral Detection of Glucose Olygomers

Conditions:Healthy Studies
Therapuetic Areas:Other
Age Range:18 - 60
Start Date:April 21, 2017
End Date:October 2021
Contact:Juyun Lim

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The Role of Salivary Contents in Taste Perception of Starch and Its Hydrolysis Products

Although salivary contents play a major role in the early stage of food digestion process,
their role in taste perception of glucose polymers is essentially unknown. It is hypothesized
that the differences in salivary contents, more specifically salivary amylase concentration
and activity, influence taste perception of glucose polymers and ultimately eating behavior,
which is related to risks in various diseases. The current project is designed to investigate
2 aims. Aim 1 will investigate the variation in salivary contents across individuals and its
role in taste perception of glucose polymers. Aim 2 will focus on the role of salivary
contents in food liking and disliking.

Inclusion Criteria:

- self-reported healthy adults between the ages of 18-60 who are fluent in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

- adults 61 years old and above

- smokers

- pregnant women

- taking any prescription pain/ insulin medication

- has a history of taste or smell loss or other oral disorders (e.g., burning mouth

- has current oral lesions, canker sores, or piercings

- has a history of food allergy
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Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Phone: 541-737-6507
Corvallis, OR
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