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2009-03-19 21:46:16

Children have a biological basis to like sweets, which is related to children's high growth rate, U.S. researchers said. The relationship between sweet preference and growth makes intuitive sense because when growth is rapid, caloric demands increase, geneticist Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia said in a statement. Children are programmed to like a sweet taste because it fills a biological need by pushing them towards energy sources. Reed and University of...

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2009-03-19 09:10:19

Heightened sweet preference linked to physical growth As any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate. "The relationship between sweet preference and growth makes intuitive sense because when growth is rapid, caloric demands increase. Children are programmed to like sweet taste because it...

2009-03-11 17:07:45

Researchers at the University of Iowa suggest that the reason many people consume too much salt is because it puts people in a better mood. Psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride -- common table salt -- they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains. Things that normally would be pleasurable for rats didn't elicit the same degree...

2009-03-11 11:16:56

Most people consume far too much salt, and a University of Iowa researcher has discovered one potential reason we crave it: it might put us in a better mood.UI psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues found in their research that when rats are deficient in sodium chloride, common table salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy, like drinking a sugary substance or pressing a bar that stimulates a pleasant sensation in their brains."Things that normally would be pleasurable for...

2009-03-10 08:35:00

Innovative Taste-it Notes(TM) to Make their Debut at Newspaper Association of America (NAA) mediaXchange Conference, March 9-11 in Las Vegas BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- First Flavor and US Ink today announced the debut of Taste-it Notes(TM), a new kind of "sticky note" that newspaper publishers and printers can place on the front page of newspapers to engage readers in a never-before-offered taste sampling advertising experience. Taste-it Notes(TM) are created using First...

2009-02-20 07:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique hybrid of documentary and informative travel excursion, Kimchikhan aims to reveal the healthiest and tastiest cooking secrets in the search for the 6th taste bud! A fascinating story of health and the quest for longevity, the story transports us on an eye-opening trip to South Korea in hopes to change the basis of the food essentials we consume everyday. In the United States, the food the average American consumes is fast and satisfying to...

2009-02-12 07:30:00

Recent Accomplishments & 2008 Highlights Include: - Initiation of development activities to support regulatory filings for new Bitter Blockers - Receipt of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation for Sucralose Enhancer S2383, which allows commercialization in the U.S. and elsewhere - New commercialization agreement for S2383 with Firmenich SA - Continued activities to support regulatory filings for Sucrose (table sugar) Enhancer S6973 SAN DIEGO, CA, February 12, 2009...

2009-02-09 08:49:00

Taste Stimulus Package Offers Cheesy Crusts and Premium Toppings to the Country ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The following press release is being reissued due to updated information. Please disregard the previous version sent earlier today. Domino's Pizza, the world leader in pizza delivery (NYSE: DPZ), is introducing the Secretary of Taste, a fictional character that will first appear today in national advertising touting Domino's...

2008-12-23 21:58:08

Danish researchers have discovered marked differences in how boys and girls judge tastes. The researchers said girls have a superior sense of taste, but they prefer muted flavors while boys like extreme flavors. The boys preferred a super sweet soft drink, but also gave top marks to the sourest samples, the researchers found. The findings could be used to develop more varied food products and snacks for young people, the researchers said. It is quite clear that children and young people...

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2008-12-16 10:35:00

The findings of the world's largest study so far on the ability of children and young people to taste and what they like have now been published. The study was conducted jointly by Danish Science Communication, food scientists from The Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at University of Copenhagen and 8,900 Danish schoolchildren. In September, 8,900 schoolchildren from all over Denmark took part in a large-scale experiment conducted by Danish Science Communication and The Faculty of Life...