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2014-03-28 23:24:56

In response to an article published by Healthcanal.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that the presence of added sugars and salts can jeopardize children’s future health. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 18 by Healthcanal.com, which reports on the findings of a recent study that took a deep-seated look into...

Preference Of Sweeter And Saltier Tastes For Children Are Linked To Each Other
2014-03-18 11:28:14

Monell Chemical Senses Center Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than do adults. These preferences relate not only to food intake but also to measures of growth and can have important implications for efforts to change children's diets. Many illnesses of modern society are related to poor food...

Earwax Can Say A Lot About You
2014-02-13 07:34:46

[ Watch the Video: What Can Earwax Say About You? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The odor-producing chemical compounds found in a person’s earwax could help determine that individual’s ethnic origins, scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia report in a recent edition of the Journal of Chromatography B. Lead author and Monell organic chemist Dr. George Preti and his colleagues identified the presence of this compound. They also...

2013-11-15 23:22:47

Mark Friedman, Ph.D. joins the Nutrition Science Initiative as Vice President of Research. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Friedman, Ph.D. as the Vice President of Research. Friedman officially joined NuSI on October 15, 2013. NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social, and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic diseases by...

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Animals live in surprisingly different sensory worlds Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste. As each of the sweet-blind species eats only meat, the findings demonstrate that a liking for sweets is frequently lost during the evolution of diet specialization. Previous research from the Monell team had revealed the remarkable finding that both domestic and wild cats are unable to taste sweet compounds due to...

Preference For Salted Foods Imprinted In Early Childhood
2011-12-21 11:42:21

Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, report that infants as young as 6-months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods have a greater preference for salt than do infants not yet eating these foods. Table foods such as crackers, bread and cereals contain high levels of salt, Jenny Hope reports for The Mail Online. The exposed infants consumed 55 percent more salt during a preference test than did infants not yet introduced to starchy foods. By...

2011-12-07 14:27:11

Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli´s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting. Now a team of Penn researchers has helped uncover the evolutionary history of one of the genes responsible for this trait. Beyond showing the ancient origins of the gene, the researchers discovered something unexpected: something other than taste must have driven its evolution....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.