Impaired responses to sweet taste in vitamin A-deficient rats

Ram Reifen*, Orly Agami, Harald Weiser, Hans Biesalski, Michael Naim

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Abstract

In brief-exposure, two-choice preference tests (sucrose solution v water), vitamin A-deficient (VAD) rats exhibited a decreased preference for sucrose relative to control rats. There was no difference in total fluid intake from both choices between the two groups, nor was any significant difference found in circumvallate taste papilla keratin size. It is concluded that the impaired preference for sucrose in VAD rats is due to a specific impairment in taste sensation rather than general malaise.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalMetabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Funding Information:
From The School of Nutritional Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel; Hoffman-LaRoche, Basel, Switzerland," and The University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Submitted March 17, 1997; accepted July 3, 1997. Supported in part by the Sheinbron Foundation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Hohenheim Fund. Address reprint requests to Ram Reifen, MD, MSc, The School of Nutritional Sciences, The Faculty of Agricultural Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100 Israel. Copyright © 1998 by W.B. Saunders Company 0026-0495/98/4701-0001 $03.00-0

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