Children's food preferences and genetic sensitivity to the bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP).

@article{Anliker1991ChildrensFP,
  title={Children's food preferences and genetic sensitivity to the bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP).},
  author={J A Anliker and Linda M. Bartoshuk and Ann Marie Ferris and L D Hooks},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={316-20}
}
Genetic sensitivity to bitter taste may be associated with preference or rejection of some foods by children. Thirty-four children aged 5-7 y participated in the following assessments: a threshold test for 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP), a scaling test to determine PROP sensitivity above threshold concentrations, a taste test of 11 foods and beverages with two methods of assessing preference (order of food selection and hedonic rating), and a verbally administered food-preference questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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